Report based on extensive research into short-term foster carers. The Lumos team, including social workers, substitute-family-care experts and an experienced social care researcher, prepared a draft of the survey. We then consulted other substitute-family-care experts and several representatives of departments of social and legal protection of children in regional authorities. It was also evaluated in a pilot survey of three temporary foster carers.
The results were then analysed and complied into a report format, to show key findings, a conclusion and recommendations.