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chocaholic2011 Tue 21-Jun-11 11:53:22

Hi all

Hope all you lo's are doing well!

Just attempting to start the dreaded CWDC task!! Has anyone got any tips! What I really mean is a book or something which has all the answers in fancy speak - lol!

Loving fostering, but CWDC does not look like fun way to spend my spare few mins while lo at contact! Any short cuts welcome!

SW did explain quenstion 1 and show me how to answer it, I nodded in all the right places but was really thinking "WHAT" lol

ANy help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance


N1kla Thu 11-Oct-12 18:25:12

Did you manage to do this, sorry for replying to old threads but I am trying to complete my workbook as we speak and in desperate need of help... !!!! Anyone want to 'buddy up' or help me out of the kindness of your hearts? I have to have it finished by 20th Oct 2012!!!

Nic x

chocaholic2011 Thu 11-Oct-12 20:18:32

Hi nic, I did finish it ok and have lent mine to a friend to help with hers sad but everyone on here was fantastic helping with mine and am sure would help with questions you are struggling with! ( but in my case that was pretty much all of it lol)!!! X

Gymbob Thu 11-Oct-12 20:52:29

My sympathies, as if we don't have enough to do - we are all too busy fostering grin

What do you need to know? If I can't help someone else will be along....

italianmama64 Mon 29-Oct-12 19:32:33

hiya all

just joined your lovely forum and enjoying looking around but being distracted so easily lol
what ive come on here for is some help as a foster carer trying to complete the online cwdc info, standards 1 to 7
it appears this year 2012 its changed and supposed to be so much easier, so wondered if others are also completing this newer version online,
thanks italianmama

kalirusty Sat 03-Nov-12 14:08:40

Hi italianmama I'm also new to this forum. I have a paper copy of cwdc to complete but would prefer to complete online. I have been on the web & although I have downloaded the workbook all the guidance was taken off on the 1st Nov. New material available shortly but doesn't help me now. I just don't know how to start ! Words of encouragement would be good lol

gallivantsaregood Sat 03-Nov-12 16:06:46

Good thread. Can I just point out re the beginning and health and safety. Socket Covers should NEVER be used. They actually cause a hazard. See here :

Our agency is very clear that using them is ion breach of health and safety guidelines.

Just to keep you right smile

Before we were approved I wnt and bought covers for the entire house and had to chuck them all in the bin!!

ShutTheFrontDoor Mon 05-Nov-12 22:03:35

I'm just starting mine. Anyone who has completed it, how long do you think it took you ? I'm hoping to complete mine in 2 weeks, possibly doing an hour a day, is that possible?

DecAndAnt Wed 07-Nov-12 22:16:45

I've just started mine aswell, what a nightmare.
No help or support from my social worker at all. Is it your social worker who has to read it? Any help would be massively appreciated.

kiddiwinkles Mon 26-Nov-12 15:00:47

Beware of doing on line, I have lost all my information twice, Having, just about completed these, ( but rather silly of me not to have them signed off as i went along!!) due to changing/closing of web sites. We have been advised to in paper form at present.

stumpymosha Mon 26-Nov-12 22:00:37

I've just handed mine in to my social worker today, she is going to be reading it and signing it off. She did have a look through it while she was still here and she was very impressed with my work. If you need any advice, just inbox me and I will help you if I can. smile

boots87 Fri 18-Jan-13 15:14:34

Hi everyone I've just recently become a family and friends carer and have to complete the fostering standards. Is it simple to complete or am I just over thinking too much as standard 1 has me stumped? Any help or advice would be much appreciated thanks x

elliesilver Sun 12-May-13 07:12:45

please help me i cant even answer first question i have been approved since jan but no children yet its a black cloud hanging over me i look at the dreaded cwdc then put it away any help would be great

claire1977red Thu 18-Dec-14 10:39:03

Im new sad could any of you please help me with 3.4 a.b & c im running out of time . Would really appreciate your help

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