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File components (Integrated Children's System)
Alan Douglas aged 3

Foster carers file components


Karen Douglas (27) approached social services six months ago because she was having difficulty in caring for her son Alan (3 years). Alan has been diagnosed with moderate autism. Following a core assessment social services arranged a sponsored day care place for Alan and also agreed that he could have respite care fostering one weekend a month.

Based on this information identify which of the formats you would expect the foster carers to be provided with. To place a format in the file tick the box next to the format.

Now compare your answers to ours.

Referral and Information Record
Initial Assessment Record
Core Assessment Record
Child's Plan
Contact Sheet
Detailed Record
Placement Information Record
Care Plan (part 1)
Care Plan (part 2)
Review Record
Assessment and Progress Record
Case Summary
Record of Strategy Discussion
Outcome of Section 47 Enquiries Record
Initial Case Conference Report
Pathway Plan
Adoption Plan
Closure Record


By Steve Walker, David Shemmings and Hedy Cleaver
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