Assessment questions

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Assessment questions

Postby Nannyof5 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:15 pm

Hi :)
We have just passed our viability assessment to possibly care for our granddaughter
Absolutely stressing about the questions they are going to ask during the full assessment?
I've been married for 28 years we've got 8 children together and 4 other grandchildren. Never had social services involved.
This is all so new to us!

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Re: Assessment questions

Postby ied53 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:27 am

general questions about your childhood , each other to see how well you know each other, jobs you have had , issues you may have had with your own children , Sanctions you used, changes you may make in childcare, support you have eg other adult children , Health visitor , GO etc they will ask for references and probably contact 2 of the ones you name.
Grandparent carer in Lincolnshire
Tough times never last tough people do

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Re: Assessment questions

Postby Suzie, FRG Adviser » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:48 am

Dear Nannyof5

Welcome to the Family and Friends’ Carers discussion board and thanks for your post. Congratulations on passing your viability assessment.

Ied53 has already given you a very good idea of what to expect in a fuller assessment. You may also find it helpful to have a look at a couple of our advice sheets which will tell you more about being assessed as a family and friends foster carer: Family and Friends Care: becoming a foster carer and as a Special Guardian DIY Special Guardianship Orders - information for family and friends carers. Also do take a look at Support for relatives and friends who are looking after someone else’s child and Social security support for relatives and friends looking after someone else’s child.

You don’t mention if there are care proceedings in relation to your granddaughter but if there are you may also want to think about applying to be allowed to participate in the case as a party to the proceedings and you can find out more about this in Care (and related) proceedings.

Please do post again if you have any further queries as your assessment proceeds or ring the Freephone advice line on 0808 8010366 Mon- Fri 9.30 – 3.00 if you would like to speak to an adviser.

Hope it all goes well.

Best wishes


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