foster care support worker


Foster care support workers assist and support mentally or physically abused children to be legally separated from their parents. They help them to recover by placing them in appropriate families and making sure that the children welfare is a priority.

Alternative label

  • support worker (fostering)

  • placement carer

  • placement officer

  • independent placement support worker

  • foster care worker

  • support worker (foster care)

  • placement support worker

  • placement supervisor

  • supervising social worker

  • fostering support worker

Regulatory aspect

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