Standard 4

Know how to communicate effectively.


This standard is about developing your communication skills for working with children, young people and their families, as well as with other professionals in your fostering service, and other organisations.

These are fundamental skills for foster carers and are needed to achieve all the other standards.

You will be expected to show that you know about communication, what helps and what hinders communication, and how to use it effectively.

You will be expected to know about and use different forms of communication.

You will be expected to understand the importance of good record keeping and how you can make, use and keep records properly.


We want to stop children being moved from home to home by standing as an advocate for the “naughty kids” and promote a new perspective of care and give a new, deeper level of understanding.

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