See below for details of seminars, focus groups and training events in the coming months.
Engaging, communicating and collaborating to recruit and retain your service's foster carers.
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.
In the new year, we’re taking to the road to meet our members at a series of packed events on the latest issues in fostering. We’re inviting all our members to join us for a stimulating day at eight locations across England, designed for both foster carers and fostering service staff.
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.
Enabling participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment.
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.
This course is designed to enable participants to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver the Skills to Foster pre approval training course. This is an introductory level course primarily aimed at those who have little or no experience of delivering the Skills to Foster pre-approval training package.
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.