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Form F Assessment Training

Sanctuary Training

Form F Assessment Training


Course length:

CPD Accredited Course

2 days

Course trainers:

Amanda Mutemasango or Roger Chapman

About the course:

This two-day course is designed to provide participants with greater confidence in completing Form F assessments and qualify as a Form F Assessor. The training equips all practitioners with detailed knowledge and understanding of how to meet all statutory requirements when compiling reports and preparing for Fostering Panel Presentations.

Who is the course suitable for?

This will give you an opportunity to further develop the assessment skills in an area you may not have experienced before. It will be especially helpful if you wish to change your career into the direction of Fostering Teams or if you would like to carry out independent Form F assessments with private fostering agencies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge base required to undertake robust, evidence based, analytical assessments using the BAAF Form F in the context of the two stage fostering assessment process.
  • To familiarise participants with the relevant policy, regulatory and legal frameworks that inform assessments of prospective foster carers. 
  • To recognise that fostering assessments are risk assessments which identify and assess risk factors.
  • To identify assessment tools that aid information gathering, reflection and analysis.
  • Critically reflect on and manage own personal and professional values during the assessment process.

Course feedback:

"Amanda’s training delivery was excellent. She’s extremely knowledgeable and experienced and had several examples to draw on. Amanda questioned our values, beliefs and processes and supported our understanding of the issues."

E.M, Social Worker

"The trainer was excellent - I got more from the course than I had expected and it met my aims and objectives for signing up for this course."

K.K, Social Worker

“The course was very informative and trainer was knowledgeable. She was able to translate the Act/Legislation into everyday life and showed obvious investment in education. The amount I learnt was enormous. More courses please.”

Marcea Hibbert-Roye, Social Worker


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