The Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) ceased to exist on 31 March 2012. Much of the foster care material from CWDC’s website has been moved across to the Department's website. The Professional Pathways e-tool for foster care is being redeveloped for the site. In the meantime, you can find it on the National Archives site.

The tool covers some of the most common qualifications that foster carers and providers say they have undertaken (where level 1 is the lowest and level 8 the highest). It also gives a context for the training, support and development standards.