Digital copy of a Service Specification for Specialist Fostering Support.

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September 1st 2013 - September 1st 2013

Scope and Content

Names Andrew Heaven as the commissioner lead for the service. Outlines the aims of the service and set out an overview of the service including: services provided, geographic coverage and boundaries, location of services, days/hours of operation and evidence and policy. Includes details relating to referral pathways, referring to awareness and information, eligibility and referral criteria, accessibility and acceptability and career pathways, including a diagram showing the referral pathway in relation to the application process for new foster carers from enquiry to newly approved foster carer and details of the process for identifying and referring potential specialist foster carers. Includes a diagram setting out the care pathway for fostering placement and details of placement bases learning and development including a diagram showing foster carer progression. Also includes sections on: records and notes; communication and team working; discharge and onward referral/care planning; staffing and staff support; clinical and practice governance; information provision; activity and performance management; data set; service management; continual service improvement; and a budget summary.


Garbutt, Julie
Heaven, Andrew
Lindsey, Emmy
Turner, Jason
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
Children's Services
Community and Social Services
Fostering and Adoption Jersey
Health and Social Services
States of Jersey


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