Fostering Advice and Mediation Contract

Fostering Advice and Mediation Contract

.This service specification will enable foster carers to have access to professional legal advice and independent advice and mediation.

Cumbria County Council
Fostering Advice and Mediation
As of 31st March 2015 Cumbria County Council had 248 approved ‘in house’ foster carer households, including friends and family foster carers.  The figures vary from month to month as new foster carers are approved and some resign and leave. This figure is also subject to changes in order to meet the demand and needs of the looked after children we care for. It is anticipated that the number of foster carers will increase by 20 to 30 over the next year, to keep pace with the demand for mainstream foster placements.This service specification will enable foster carers to have access to professional legal advice and independent advice and mediation, particularly if allegations are made in respect of the care they provide or they are in conflict with the Fostering Agency / the Council.

It is for this reason that a professional information, advice and mediation service is an important part of the service we provide to foster carers and importantly, for the children and young people they care for.

By improving foster carers skills base, children and young people who are fostered will be able to access the outside world safely, confidently and independently, and take part in learning and social opportunities.

The service is for foster carers who are approved by the agency decision maker for the Council irrespective of where in the country they live

Contact:
Ms Lisa Measures
Email Address:
lisa.measures@cumbria.gov.uk
Telephone:
01228 226298
Address:
The Lonsdale Building
The Courts
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8NA
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/04/2016
31/03/2019
02/10/2015 11:45
28/10/2015 10:00
Other Information
48 (months)
12 (months)
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