Missing From Home Training
Training courses for foster carers
Looked After children are particularly vulnerable because of their home background and care experiences, which can lead them to being more vulnerable to exploitation and harm if they are absent from their placement without agreement or knowledge.
The care provided should minimise the risk that children will go missing and ensure that children feel secure enough to stay in their foster home. Children who return from being missing should be responded to positively. This relies largely on the skills of foster carers and the support provided by the agency staff to ensure this happens. It is therefore essential that carers act in line with these procedures if a child or young person goes missing
This 1 day course meets the requirements of the Training, Support and Development Standards for foster care: 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4