Foster Carer Training
We are committed to providing our carers with the quality training they need to deal with the more complex aspects of the role.
Whether you want to develop your skills or receive specialist placement training, our team are on hand to give you the support and guidance you need. Your training starts as part of the assessment process and continues through your career as a foster carer.
Initial Post–Approval Training
In the 12 months following approval, you will complete post-approval training, which consists of seven core training modules.
- Safer caring
- Valuing diversity and promoting equality
- Child protection
- Promoting positive behaviour
- Teamwork, communication and access
We offer a range of on-going training to help you enhance existing skills and develop new ones throughout your fostering career.
Courses take place at regular intervals at a location near you. Topics include:
- Identity and self esteem
- First Aid
- Health and safety
- Life story work
- Internet safety
- Responding to sexually harmful behaviour
- Advanced attachment
- Preparing for leaving care
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (TCIF)