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Keeping Foster and Kinship Carers Supported
KEEP stands for Keeping Foster and Kinship Carers Supported. This 16 or 20 week training programme, is delivered by two KEEP trained facilitators in 90 minute sessions to groups of 8-10 carers. KEEP is developed specifically by Oregon Social Learning Center for foster and kinship carers. In the UK Special Guardians also access the programme.
KEEP works as a prevention programme to:
- increase the parenting skills of carers
- decrease the number of placement disruptions
- improve child outcomes
- increase the number of positive placement changes for permanence (e.g. reunification, adoption).
“Positive thinking and very powerful, it was great to spend a couple of hours a week thinking about good things. The reaction of the young people to our changes was unbelievable and KEEP really does work. I learnt so much and met some great people.” - Foster Carer.
For more information visit KEEP