Join the Fostering Panel

The Council wishes to expand the experience and diversity of our central list for the Fostering Panel. We are interested in hearing from individuals from the following backgrounds:

  • Health (e.g. Retired GP/Therapeutic/CAMHS practitioner/clinician)
  • Adult care leavers and adult birth children of fostering families
  • Independent social workers to sit as vice chairs (to deputise for the Chair as appropriate)

The Fostering Panel sits twice monthly on a Monday. Panel members are selected in rotation from the central list. Attendance is for the full day in addition to reading of relevant paperwork prior to the panel meeting. Panel members are paid a fee of £80 for their attendance and time.

We are also recruiting for a new panel Chair and are particularly keen to hear from people who have experience of chairing fostering panel meetings.

Attendance is required once a month by the panel Chair in rotation with our existing panel Chair. We pay a fee of £500 per panel which includes reading in preparation and attendance at panel.

We will take enquiries and expressions of interest for all of these posts until 5pm on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact us

Email: Catherine Boaler

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