About the team
The Family Placement Service consists of senior practitioners,
social workers, and a team manager. The entire team are involved in
the recruitment, assessment, training, support and supervision of
foster carers. We have a close working relationship with the
Guernsey Foster Care & Adoption Association. The expansion of
the team in recent years has allowed the team to develop the
service it offers to carers. We offer regular visits to carers and
a duty system means that someone is available to carers even if
their allocated worker is not.
The team has a role in assisting carers to implement the plan
for the child who is in their care. They will also work with the
carer to identify what training would assist their development and
what types of placement would match with the foster family. New
carers will come into contact with the members of the team through
training events, the support group and social events.