Our training courses
Fostering is a rewarding career and we want to help you get the very best out of it. Foster Careline provides an ongoing programme of free-to-attend training courses throughout the year for foster carers. We put in place tailored programmes for each of our foster carers to support them and provide the best possible care for their foster families.
We employ expert external trainers to deliver up-to-date and relevant courses.
Face-to-face training, support groups and some activities are run from our office but most of your work can be done from home and our social workers visit you.
We understand the challenges of running a busy home and fitting in children, work and school. We run training courses from our centre, but can also facilitate sessions closer to your home to cut down on travel time and help you make the most out of each session.
‘Skills to foster‘ is a mandatory training course will be completed during your application process. Designed to prepare you for fostering, it will help you decide whether fostering is the right career for you.
Once approved, there is a range of mandatory training which must be completed, and kept up to date, during your foster care career. This includes specific training in safeguarding, recording and reporting, safeguarding, paediatric first aid, equality & diversity, PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy) and TSDS (training, support and development standards). There is also a two-day mandatory course for carers wishing to specialise in parent & child placements.
We actively support and encourage our carers to develop their skills and knowledge and have a range of complementary training courses that are free to attend. These may include: