Training for foster carers

Mosaic Foster Care believes that training is an essential part of foster carers’ learning and development.

We also believe that training is best delivered directly to foster carers so that they can benefit from interaction with the trainers and each other.

Other methods of training delivery e.g. online, will be considered on a case by case basis.

What training we offer to foster carers:

The training courses offered are reviewed on an annual basis and are chosen in order to fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Provide carers with the mandatory learning requirements as set out in the Fostering Regulations 2011 National Minimum Standards (NMS).
  2. Provide carers with the learning required in order to foster for Mosaic Foster Care.
  3. Provide carers with ongoing learning and development opportunities so that they can progress their professional knowledge and understanding.
  4. Provide carers with required knowledge regarding any special or additional needs of the child in their care. This is usually achieved through 1 to 1 training sessions by one of our therapists or an external consultant.

Mosaic uses a combination of in-house trainers with years of direct fostering and related experience as well as specialist external trainers as required.

In addition to trainers, our therapy team also runs thematic workshops throughout the year that focus on issues currently being faced by our foster carers.

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WESTCLIFF: 01702 344088

COLCHESTER: 01206 986010

(lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm)

Fostering a child or young person is one of the most important decisions you could make - and you will undoubtedly have a lot of questions - what better way to find out a bit more about it than giving our friendly helpful team a call to discuss the process - many of our team have been through the process themselves so can give you honest advice.

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Mosaic Foster Care is a Private Ltd Company (reg no 07133494) providing fostering placements for children and young people to age 17.