See below for details of seminars, focus groups and training events in the coming months.
This workshop is aimed at trainers who are already experienced at delivering the Skills to Foster pre-approval course but who want to familiarise themselves with the updates and changes for the third edition.
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.
Engaging, communicating and collaborating to recruit and retain your service's foster carers.
This course has been developed to build upon the key themes of our publication Fostering in a Digital World. During the training participant’s will explore how we can balance fostered and young people’s rights to live normal lives in an increasingly digital world with the responsibility to keep them as safe as possible.
This advanced level course has been designed to build upon participants’ knowledge and understanding of Attachment Theory and its practical implications, and to consider how they may use this knowledge to inform their practice in caring for Looked After children.
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.
The focus of safer care has recently shifted with the aim of reducing bureaucracy and to ‘normalise’ the experiences of fostered children and young people. This training course has been developed to further explore the key themes in our publication Safer Caring: A New Approach, which challenges foster carers and children's services to share responsibility for safer caring and crucially; to move away from blanket bans and prohibitive policies towards a focus on the ever-changing needs and circumstances of children and young people.
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.
The primary aim of the Induction Framework is to ensure that foster carers have the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to provide high quality care for the children and young people they look after. Supervisors and managers are expected to provide support and training opportunities for newly approved foster carers and responsible for assessing their progress in meeting the outcomes in the Induction Framework.