Restorative Learning Audit - Fostering

Closes 28 Jun 2024

Outcome Focused SMART Plans

21. Fostering Panel - documents
22. Outcome Focused SMART Plans - judgement

Please explain the rationale for the judgement 

Outcome focused and SMART 

Consider if plans are up to date, comprehensive, with measurable outcomes underpinned by an understanding of what is keeping the situation going, - quality management oversight, influenced by the views of children and young people and their family. Actions have clear timescales. Safety plans are present, plans include clear contingencies. Pathway to change is used with families is evident on their file and translates to their plan. Plans should be updated in line with the needs of the family and their circumstances.   The Placement Stability Meeting resulted in effective solutions.  Learning identified in any Placement Disruption/ End of Placement meeting was applied to child’s next placement.  

Multi Agency Working 

Evidence of Multi-Agency working results in effective planning for children - meetings and reviews are timely, with the appropriate sharing of information and delegated responsibility. There is robust scrutiny and challenge of plans. The right people at meetings, providing the right support, with effective partnership challenge when this is not happening.   The Fostering Social Worker and Children’s Team Practitioner has positive working relationship and learning is shared.  

Working with wider family networks 

Parents and family are appropriately involved in all key processes, their views are considered in decisions, support and practice. Pathway to change is used, FGC explored, mapping to explore extended family members. The foster carer and fostering social worker have been engaged in placement planning and reviewing the placement plan as required by the care regulations. 

Management Oversight 

There is strong, effective, and timely management oversight and direction on children’s journeys and plan. Where was this visible of the child’s record?