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Fostering support workers work with the fostering social workers offering practical support for fostering families.
Fostering support workers do a variety of tasks including:
- organising support groups for carers and fostered children;
- organising social events like trips to the panto or summer outings to theme parks;
- writing newsletters to keep people informed about things that are happening in the fostering teams;
- visiting new carers and helping them get the equipment they may need when a child comes to live with them;
- informing carers about the training that they will need and sometimes delivering that training;
- fostering social workers may ask fostering support workers to help specific families by giving them advice or looking after children for them while they attend meetings. They sometimes take children out for the day during the holidays too; and
- whenever fostering support workers do any work for carers they keep notes about what they have done that day. If you have been out with children it is nice to give them pictures or information to add to their memory books as part of their life work.
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