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Supervising social worker

Every foster carer has a supervising social worker. Their role is to provide the foster carer with ongoing support, guidance and supervision.

The supervising social worker is not the same person as the foster child’s social worker. The two social workers will work closely together.

The supervising social worker will visit the foster carer regularly. This is to ensure the foster carer is meeting the child’s needs. This should include at least one unannounced visit a year.

They will ensure the foster carer is receiving all the support they need. This includes any further training and breaks from caring. The supervising social worker must carry out an annual review with the foster carer.

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