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Filling out my TDS

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sarahsmith74 Sun 08-Mar-15 16:51:55

Hi there, can anyone help me filling out my TDS in fostering as i'm having trouble ?
Much appreciated

fc6362 Fri 20-Mar-15 21:52:02

Hi, efficient bit are you struggling with? Just completed mine finally! ��

fc6362 Fri 20-Mar-15 21:52:35

Efficient? Which* lol

FTGF Thu 26-Mar-15 15:14:13

Hope this helps.


Completing the workbook
* Bullet point - don't write paragraphs.
- I did a minimum 3 bullet points per question but expand if you wish. In some sections I wrote quite a bit but that was personal choice.
* Refer to training courses, books, emails to school, communication with 3C's, GP, Healthcare etc.
- Although you may have experience of some things, refer to the training or books.
- Remember if you are referring to a child only use initials.

Storing the Evidence
* Get a folder to store the documents
* Get clear pockets for the folder to store your evidence
- Put a number on each evidence piece
- Refer to the number when you complete the workbook
- You can use the same evidence more than once

* Emails to schools, your SSW, the child's SW, GP, 3C's etc.
- In any communication use a black marker over the childs name.
* Relevant books you have read - Receipts are good as evidence and a photocopy of the cover
* Your training course certificates - Copies as the whole thing will be given to your SSW.

Useful documents
* "Foster Care TSD Standards and Guidance"
* "Fostering Statement of Purpose 2013-14" from your LA Fostering website or SSW
* "Foster Carers Handbook 2012" from your LA Fostering website or SSW
* "National Minimum Standards - Fostering Services"

Example (Fictional):

Section 5.3 Transitions

Evidence 5 / 6 / 9 / 10 / 18 / 19
* Attended Life Story Work training (Date) - Evidence 10
* Attended Preparation for Independence training (Date) – Evidence 9
* Attended Transitions training (Date) – Evidence 5 / 6
* Requested pathway planning for ?? Meeting arranged for (Date). Reviewed at last LAC.
* Attachment, Trauma and Resilience book by Katie Cairns
* Building Resilience In Children Training – (Date)

5.5 Supporting educational potential

Evidence 17 / 25 / 28
* Regular attendance to school.
* Constant communication with the school regarding issues and to help support the teachers support ??.
* Attendance and active participation with PEP’s.
* Work with Virtual School.
* Work with Educational Psychologist.
* Assist with homework and exam study.
* Work to get additional one-on-one support.
* Attended parent’s evenings.
* Attended open evenings / days of colleges and assist with applications.

Jules50 Thu 15-Oct-15 19:59:32

Does anyone have a live example of the Fostering TDS completed workbook?
I am obviously not going to copy as our experieces are unique & individual & a reflection of our experience but just need to get the gist of it?
We have had a very disruptive & busy introduction to Fostering & our Annual review is looming!
Thanks in advance!

fasparent Sun 18-Oct-15 00:34:31

Good book should guide you through , out of print but should be available too buy used from Amazon "What standards say about...Fostering" Author Meral Hehmet

suzy2b Wed 06-Jan-16 12:59:37

i'm having a lot of trouble have done it and it's all wrong have to have it done by 15th jan 16 and i'v no idea what to do yes would love to look at someone esles so i know what to do

bina24 Tue 01-Aug-17 14:42:20

Hi I have just started my TSD work book would really appreciate it if someone could send me a completed version so I can just get an idea how to answer a the questions will not copy your answers will put them in my own words and phrases them in my way just need some guidance as I am confused in how to put them down and in what format as it would help me as a guidance anyone please help

Gill54 Wed 04-Oct-17 08:42:13

Hi. I'm new to this in desperation as I need to fill out my TDS in fostering by the end of the week but my Supervising Social Worker and her stand in's stand in are AWOL!!! Can anyone send me or direct me to a completed copy so that I can at least see if I'm on the right track? We've been fostering a 2 and 3 year old so some of the questions are way out of my comfort zone!! Thanks

sparklymarion Wed 04-Oct-17 18:25:47

Have you googled the questions as there was info out there when I did mine x

Gill54 Wed 04-Oct-17 18:55:13

Thanks will try that tomorrow! S/w appeared with promise of completed pages to help - turned out to be what I'd already submitted!!!

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