Training Foster Carers

We are committed to ensure that all our carers receive high quality and relevant training to ensure they are able to meet the needs and safeguarding the children and young people in their care.

All our Foster Carers are required to complete a minimum amount of training on relevant subjects as agreed by their Supervising Social Worker and included in their Professional Development Plan, including:

  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Understanding abuse and trauma
  • Safer caring
  • Managing difficult behaviour
  • Managing and promoting contact
  • Identity and self-esteem
  • Valuing diversity and promoting equality
  • Recording
  • 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 children and young people for adulthood
  • Attending our 12 week Fostering Changes training programme run annually by an accredited trainer