See below for details of seminars, focus groups and training events in the coming months.
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.
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 Fostering Network annual conference 2014 is an essential event for people with an interest in foster care. The conference will focus on the future of fostering, offering opportunities to hear from leading voices in fostering debate current issues and explore future challenges.
Enabling participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment.
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.
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.
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.