The need for more 'parent and child together' (PACT) fostering placements (sometimes referred to as 'mother and baby' placements) appears to be rapidly increasing. However, this is a very specialist area of work as there is often a lot of complexity around the legal status and requirements of the placement.
At FCC we realise that the success and stability of our placements relies on us ensuring that our dedicated foster carers are properly equipped to take on specialist work such as this and that we therefore need to provide them with the necessary support, skills, knowledge and understanding to help them in promoting positive outcomes for children.
Two of our highly experienced 'PACT' approved carers, Maureen and Paula along with their Supervising Social Workers recently assisted the Director for Child Care - Wales in facilitating some training for our foster carers who were interested in being approved to take these types of specialist placements in the future.
Very positive feedback was given about this course and we therefore wanted to say a big 'thank you!' to Maureen and Paula. However, we also wanted to thank the carers who attended to undertake this training course as their enthusiasm to learn about this specialist area of work made it an absolute pleasure to run the course.