About the team
The Family Placement Service consists of three senior
practitioners, four social workers, one assistant social worker and
a team manager. The entire team is involved in the recruitment,
assessment and support of prospective adopters and adopters who
have children placed with them.
We have a close working relationship with the Guernsey Fostering
and Adoption Association. The expansion of the team in recent years
has allowed us to develop the service and we now facilitate
"preparation to adopt" groups and attend the support groups. The
duty system means that someone is available to adopters even if
their allocated worker is not.
The team has a role in identifying children who would be an
appropriate match to adopters. They will also work with the
prospective adopter(s) in identifying what training would be of
benefit. New prospective adopters will come into contact with the
members of the team through training events the support group and
through social events.
The inter-country aspect of the service is now undertaken by
Parents and Children Together (PACT). They are a specialist agency
in the UK who have knowledge and skills that will assist any
prospective adopters with the processes involved. See their website
www.pactcharity.org for more information.