See below for details of seminars, focus groups and training events in the coming months.
Enabling participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.