Foster carer training
FFI is committed to providing quality foster carer training packages to all of our carers, in order for them to deal with the many demanding and complex aspects of fostering.
Foster carer training is viewed as an important element of FFI’s support package and is provided to foster carers both before their approval and throughout their fostering career.
Training FFI foster carers begins as part of the assessment process and prepares foster carers for the responsibilities that come with the fostering role. It also covers working with FFI.
Training FFI foster carers
In the 12 months following approval, carers complete 'Post Approval Training', which consists of 7 core training modules with accompanying activity packs.
Ongoing training in foster care
FFI carers benefit from ongoing training courses, which occur at regular intervals at destinations local and convenient to our foster carers. FFI training courses cover a number of topics, including the following key areas:
- Child Protection
- Working with children who have been abused
- Safer Caring
- Managing difficult behaviour
- Identity and self esteem
- Valuing diversity and promoting equality
- First Aid
- Health and Safety
- Health care of fostered children and young people
- Education of fostered children and young people
- Empowering children and young people
- Preparing young people for moving on and adult independence
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
FFI is committed to supporting foster carers to receive formal recognition of their skills, knowledge and experience.
Find out more about the fostering support that you will receive.
Shortage Of Carers
Foster carers needed for older children & young people - FFI needs more foster carers for children and young people aged 10-18 across Ireland...
Content © Fostering First Ireland 2013