Becoming a foster carer FAQ: Ever Wanted To Know?

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We know it can be confusing working your way through information about fostering, so here we explain what the most common acronyms used mean, peoples' job roles, what happens at various meetings and the differences between an Independent Fostering Agency (such as Mosaic Foster Care) and the Local Authority (Council).

What does it mean?

It's very easy for professionals to use 'industry lingo',  so here we explain some of the most common acronyms you're likely to read about.  It's a simple Glossary of Terms.

What do they do?

You will also read about different people who are involved in the Young Person's care and here we explain their various roles.

What happens at?

There are meetings and reviews which are routinely held whilst a Young Person is in foster care and this section explains them clearly for you.

Independent Fostering Agency or Local Authority?

We are often asked why would you choose to foster with an IFA (Independent Fostering Agency) or the Local Authority.  Here we outline the main differences and how Mosaic Foster Care offers so much more - which is why Ofsted rate us as Outstanding.

 

If your question wasn't answered here, please contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help.

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