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Structure and organisation

The needs analysis work, when done well, will assist you in identifying the areas of strength within your organisation as well as helping to identify any gaps in service delivery. 

Some local authorities have found that they had already invested in particular parent training programmes for foster and kinship carers and that they were having good outcomes.  They were able to make informed decisions about sticking with their current range of programmes rather than starting something new like KEEP.  However, others have found that due to high levels of placement instability and an inadequate training strategy for this part of the work force, they needed a particular programme like KEEP. 

The clear training and consultation structure along with the definable costs and demonstrable outcomes mean that KEEP is a desirable package when remodelling your support services for foster and kinship cares.