Hi Imp, I haven't been around much lately (traumas aplenty in this foster household too!) so am not too sure where you're up to with your little ones. Sadly it seems almost every FC I know is venting the same frustrations as you lately.
This time of year is always stressful and not knowing what's happening to our children, being last in the chain of communication, just makes things harder.
Settling down thank you pb. there are definite plans afoot. Not necessarily what I would have hoped for, but at least we know what we are working to. All it takes is for some good communication and co working!!
ah, good communication! funny how its something that we have drummed into us, thro supervision, training, banding qualifications, but that some how it seems to bypass some sws! all thro the bbs saga it was me expected to be professional, take the consequences etc not the sws (I was actually told my annual review back then that it had to be me and not them that improved relationships there even tho the sws were actively avoiding me at at the time!) and I know that if todays mini saga hits the fan that it will be me who gets the flack too, despite the email trail I can prove communication from me with, such is life. but glad things settling your end imp.
foster carer for babies and toddlers, and also an adoptive parent.