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SlaveToFinnAndEve Fri 05-May-17 11:58:23

When a social worker rings you with a child to place what are the key questions that you ask before you agree to take them?

flyhigh Fri 05-May-17 13:57:03

My LA are usually pretty good at giving me a basic background and reasons why the placement is needed. One of my first questions is always how often contact is expected as I would not for instance be able to manage more than 3x per week due to other children in my householdgrin

Claram55 Fri 05-May-17 18:31:10

Contact
School and type of school (do they attend)

Any previous allegation
To foster carers
If moving from another carer why and can I speak to them

Smoker
Drugs

Behaviours

Any specialist input from social care.
Chams etc

I'm saying that I go with my gut have only ever had one placement end quickly and looking back I new when
I took the placement I should of

EnglishIrishRose Sat 06-May-17 14:09:47

Adding to the great answers above, I always ask if there are any identified special needs / medical needs.

Garnethair Sun 07-May-17 21:20:02

We always asked for the risk assessment to be emailed through to us before deciding.

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