What is a Baaf assessment?

What is a Baaf assessment?

It is primarily based on Section B of Form F, which brings together information about the applicant’s history, family and lifestyle; an assessment of their fostering capacity; and the applicant’s preparation for the fostering task.

What is a Form F assessment?

In essence, an assessment using Form F is primarily about identifying whether an applicant or applicants are suitable to be approved as foster carers, to determine the kind of fostering for which they are suitable, and to consider any terms of approval.

What Makes a Good Form F assessment?

(Form F is designed for use by registered social workers with experience of fostering or family placement work.) One of the skills that a good assessor must demonstrate is the ability to get alongside and work effectively with the applicant(s) in a collaborative manner.

What questions do fostering Panel ask?

Panel members might ask you about your assessment, your training and what you are looking forward to as a future foster carer. The panel will be likely to also ask you and your assessing social worker some questions if there are things that they need to clarify after reading your report.

What is a back up carer?

This is a person or persons identified by a foster carer (either during the assessment process or when acting as an approved foster carer), who will care for the children placed with these carers, for periods ranging from a weekend (two overnight stays) or longer periods of one up to four week.

What is a fostering Form F?

To become a foster carer, you must complete what is known as a Form F assessment. Form F is just the name of the form used to show that you have completed all the stages of the assessment and are ready to go to panel. We had been thinking about fostering for many years but now the time just seemed right.

What checks do foster carers have?

It’s no different to any career where children are involved, and it’s an important part of the safeguarding process.

  • Full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • Local authority checks.
  • References.
  • Medical assessment.
  • Home safety checks.
  • Pet assessment.
  • Financial assessment.

What is a Form C in social work?

These notes provide guidance about completing the Connected Person/Family and Friends Report (Form C) England. The form attempted to focus on the particular child in question, and the ability of the prospective carer/s to meet the needs of that child or children.

What to expect from a fostering assessment?

They will ask:

  • about the property you live in and any pets you have.
  • for your personal information including your relationship history.
  • about your general level of health (you’ll need to get a medical statement, usually from a GP)
  • if you or anyone in your home has ever applied to foster, adopt, or become a childminder.

What makes a good fostering panel member?

Must have a reasonable understanding of child care issues Must be able to communicate their thoughts effectively within the Panel Must have an understanding of family dynamics and their effects on children Must be able to work in a non-discriminatory way and have an understanding of cultural diversity Must be able to …

What is your backup plan for child care?

Help your backup care provider get to know your child. Provide them with information about your child’s sleep patterns, favorite foods and activities they enjoy. It is also important to include information about any health concerns, such as allergies or asthma.

What is Stage 1 of the fostering assessment?

Stage 1 – practical information about your circumstances A social worker will ask questions to assess if fostering is right for you. They will ask: for your personal information including your relationship history. about your general level of health (you’ll need to get a medical statement, usually from a GP)