This section contains advice for carers, their supervisors and providers on the Training, Support and Development (TSD) standards. You will find support and guidance in the form of case studies, questions and answers, and general information. The TSD standards set out what all foster carers need to know or be able to do within 12 or 18 months of being approved as a foster carer. The standards are a national minimum benchmark used by Ofsted, who take them into account in the inspection of fostering services.
Information about the closure of the online system to support the TSD standards.
General article 01 May 2013
Information for foster carers and their supervisors about the Training, Support and Development (TSD) standards they need to complete within the first 12 to 18 months following approval.
Multi-page article 12 November 2012
Frequently asked questions about the Training, Support and Development standards for foster carers.
FAQ 12 November 2012
Information on where to find the Professional Pathways e-tool on foster care.
General article 29 March 2012
Twenty studies showcasing how foster care providers have successfully put the standards into practice - demonstrating the challenges, solutions and rewards.
Multi-page article 29 March 2012