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WEEK ENDING 23RD JUNE 2024

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Even if you are a member don’t let things get out of hand before you contact us, don’t think it will be made ‘worse’ by getting the union involved and don’t think it will ‘go away’ if you just keep quiet.

Many fall into this trap and by the time they contact us it’s a real uphill battle.

Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by services talking of ‘friendly chats’ and ‘nothing to worry about’, they aren’t and there is.

So remember, at the first sign of trouble contact us!

Also remember that you can’t contact us at the first sign of trouble if you are not a member, you must be an existing member to access help.

So sign up today: https://nupfc.com/membership/

Date: 17/06/2024

Less than 1% of social workers reported to Social Work England last year were referred to a hearing, only 0.5% were deemed serious enough, following investigation, to require a hearing.
 
In the same year 8% of foster carers faced allegations, investigations and panel.
 
The difference? Social Workers have employment rights and a central licensing authority (Social Work England) so investigations are independent and rigorous and can not be weaponised.
 

Date: 18/06/2024

 
Can we ever win?
 
One foster carer commented on how we are professional when it suits, but not when it doesn’t.
 
“We are everything to every one. Social service use this dual language, we find ourselves being told we are being emotional and not being professional if we don’t use it, and we are being mercenary and uncaring if we do.”
 
We think this article sums it up well.
 
What do you think?
 

Date: 19/06/2024


What do you think was the percentage of those who said no?
 
Guess in the comments below, or have a look here: https://fosterwiki.com/2024-independent-foster-carers-survey-results/ 
 

Date: 20/06/2024

A staggering 74% of foster carers say not, or only sometimes, treated as a professional.
 
What is your experience of being treated as a professional in your fostering role?
 
Join us, your professional union: Join us: https://nupfc.com/membership/ 

Date: 21/06/2024

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