The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is an independent authority established to drive high-quality and safe care for people using health and social care services in Ireland. HIQA monitors foster care services against the National Standards for Foster Care, published by the Department of Health and Children in 2003.
In September and October 2016 HIQA conducted an assessment of foster care services in Donegal, Ireland. This is what HIQA said about the implementation of the Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care to foster carers in Donegal:
The area had also recently piloted training in a particular therapeutic model of care with 22 of their foster carers. This model focused on helping foster carers create a care environment where they were emotionally available to children in care in order to help them create healthy attachments based on trust. Foster carers who had completed the course told inspectors they found it interesting and helpful in their role as foster carers. Social workers received training in the model of care during the course of the inspection and there were plans to extend this training to all foster carers.
For the full report follow this link: https://www.hiqa.ie/system/files?file=inspectionreports/4393-foster%20care-donegal-23-September-2016.pdf