Scotland

Caring for Children who have been Abused: a male perspective



  

  

This course is intended (but not essential) for those who have already attended Men who Foster.

Men often feel at their most vulnerable as carers when trying to understand and support children who have been abused - even more so when the abuse has been of a sexual nature. Following on from the Fostering Network’s hugely popular Men who Foster course, this course deals with the issues surrounding child abuse with a particular focus on the perspective of male carers.

Saturday, 7 February, 2015
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, 201 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1DQ

Male carers need an understanding of how to identify signs of abuse, how to respond to the very challenging feelings and behaviors which can arise from this, and how best to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the child or young person, while providing protection for carers and their families. This course is for men only and is facilitated by an experienced male foster carer.

The course will:

Role of the Supervising Social Worker



  

  

The relationship between supervising social workers or ‘family placement supervisors’ and foster carers has a key part to play in ensuring children and young people receive high quality care. However, the role of the supervising social worker is far from straightforward.

Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 - Wednesday, 19 November, 2014
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, 201 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1DQ

Workers need to ensure the foster child’s interests come first and avoid collusive relationships with carers; whilst working to gain respect from carers in order to maximise opportunities to further develop their skills.

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Safer Caring: a new approach



  

  

Developing understanding, reviewing current practice and considering strategies to manage the risk inherent in foster care.

This course enables both foster carers and social workers to develop their understanding, review current practice and consider strategies to manage the risk inherent in foster care.

Tuesday, 28 October, 2014
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, 201 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1DQ

This course reflects the new approach to safer caring recently launched by the Fostering Network and has three significant themes:

The Skills to Foster: leaders’ course



  

  

The aim of this course is to enable participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment. This course will use the new The Skills to Foster™ (Third Edition 2014) which will be published in June 2014.

Monday, 22 September, 2014 - Wednesday, 24 September, 2014
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, 201 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1DQ

Completely re-written and with a brand new DVD, this definitive foster care training product has been thoroughly updated to reflect the modern face of foster care. Our three-day course is vital for anyone with responsibility for running in-house preparation sessions for new applicants.

This course will enable participants to:

Fostering in a Digital World



  

  

Children in foster care deserve to live normal lives, but how can we balance this with keeping them as safe as possible in an increasingly digital world? In addition to our new publication Fostering in a Digital World: a common sense guide, we have developed this new course.

Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, 201 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1DQ

The Fostering in a Digital World open course is a one-day training course which will offer reassurance, guidance and advice to allow you to support looked-after children with their use of the internet and using the internet safely.

The objectives of this course are:

Men Who Foster



  

  

Male foster carers continually highlight a number of significant issues affecting their role. There is concern about how best to work with children who have been sexually abused, worries about abuse by carers, and unsubstantiated allegations of abuse in foster care. The course explores the idea of the ‘positive male role model’ to identify ways in which men can be more effective carers. This course is for men only and is facilitated by an experienced male foster carer.

Saturday, 23 August, 2014
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, 201 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1DQ

This course will:

Raising of age of foster care to become law in Scotland

The Scottish Government will today lay before the Scottish Parliament the Children and Young People Bill for approval before it receives Royal assent and becomes law. Within the Bill, the Scottish Government has recognised the importance of young people being able to stay with their foster carers until the age of 21.

Foster Care Fortnight workshop (Scotland)



  

  
Tuesday, 4 March, 2014

At these workshops you will:

Scottish Government fostering announcement welcomed

Alan Baird, Chief Social Work Adviser to the Scottish Government, has today given the Scottish Government’s response to the recommendations of the fostering review, at a Children in Scotland conference in Edinburgh.

Charity welcomes Scottish Government fostering pledge

Alan Baird, Chief Social Work Adviser to the Scottish Government, has today given the Scottish Government’s response to the recommendations of the fostering review, at a Children in Scotland conference in Edinburgh.

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