What Training Is Included?

The children and young people that come into care have suffered from separation, loss or abuse, and may not understand why they are in care.

We provide a top quality comprehensive training schedule including mandatory training, plus a variety of specialist training, free of charge to our foster carers.

During the assessment, foster carers complete 3 days of training, including:

  • Skills to Foster
  • The Role of the Foster Carer
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding

There is further mandatory training after approval, which includes:

  • First Aid
  • Safeguarding
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Managing Challenging Behaviour

We also train all carers in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention For Families (TCIF) so carers are better prepared and fully supported in handling difficult behaviour. We also offer other specialist training when needed.

Training is very important for the development of careers, so all carers are required to complete and renew training periodically. In addition, we provide support to carers and welcome feedback on training. We know that our carers know what training will help them and we want to ensure that they have the skills to do their role. Therefore we are always open to suggestions from our carers.

It takes a special kind of person to become a foster carer. We are always here to answer any questions you may have at this early stage. You can contact us now for more information on what training you'll receive.