Eyes Wide Open – assessing risk in family-based care
Organiser: Encompass Family & Community
Address: Airport International Motel, 528 Kingsford Smith Drive
There are no risk-free decisions in child protection placement work. Foster and kinship care offers a protective strategy to keep children safe, but it comes with inherent risks (and benefits). This workshop offers Foster and Kinship Care Support Workers the opportunity to clarify and develop their risk-assessment framework to ensure that they are tuned in to both the structural and inherent risks in foster care, as well as the individual risk profiles of the child and carer themselves. Identifying risks and strengths allows FKC Workers to work purposefully in supporting foster and kinship carers. This in turn will support placement stability and continuity and better outcomes for children in placement.
Who should attend?
Foster and Kinship Care Support Workers in government and community agencies.