Managing allegations

Fostering can be truly rewarding, but it is not without its challenges. One of these challenges, is experiencing an allegation. Learn about the process and how to manage it.

Here's everything you need to know


All allegations are treated differently

From complaints or concerns about poor standards of care, every one has to be investigated under the local child protection procedure.

Fostering and allegations

Many children in the looked-after system have been through damaging life experiences. They can sometimes display behaviours which put their foster parents at risk of facing an allegation.

Not every foster parent will experience an allegation against them, and many allegations made are not upheld, but the impact of the investigation into an allegation can leave parents feeling unable to continue fostering.

Take a look at our helpful Q&As below for everything you need to know: