All foster care agencies offer training, so what makes ours different?
We understand that the best type of training is one that you can understand and use to improve your daily practice. That is why our training package has been specifically designed to be relevant, applicable, and most importantly, engaging.
All our training has been written by experts and validated by real life, experienced foster carers.
Here’s what makes our training stand out:
If you are just starting your fostering journey, you will need to complete Skills To Foster training. This is a three-day course that takes you through the foundation of foster care principles.
During your assessment period, you will also have access to our core training.
All our carers receive our core training package. This is ongoing training that starts at the point of assessment and continues for the duration of time with us.
This training takes the form of regular workshops on a diverse range of clinical and therapeutic principles to give every foster carer the skills they need to thrive in their role, including:
We work closely with a third-party clinical support agency who are available to all our foster carers for 1:1 support as well as group and individual training sessions.
For those carers providing Enhanced care we offer a level 3 qualification (equivalent to an A-level) in applied therapeutic practice. This qualification introduces carers to some of the most important therapeutic concepts relating to fostering and how they can be applied day-to-day.
Where possible, we host our training in-person, allowing carers to benefit from the experience and learnings of our diverse range of foster carers.
The training I received made me feel confident and prepared to be the best foster carer I could be!