The Fostering Team

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:

  • Ongoing Support and Resources: Our commitment to your growth doesn’t stop after the training session. We provide continuous support and access to a wealth of resources, ensuring you have the tools and guidance needed as you navigate the challenges of foster care.
  • Engaged learning: We believe you learn best when you’re involved and having a bit of fun. That’s why our training isn’t boring – it’s interesting and interactive. Real stories and the latest teaching tricks make it enjoyable and useful.
  • Carer Checked: Our training isn’t just written by smart people; it’s checked by people who’ve been foster carers for real. So, you know it’s not just theory; it’s stuff that works in the real world.
  • Flexibility to Fit Your Schedule: We understand that your time is valuable. That’s why our training is designed to be flexible, allowing you to learn at your own pace and fit the sessions into your busy schedule. Whether you’re a full-time carer or juggling multiple responsibilities, our training adapts to your needs.
  • Community Connection: Join a community of like-minded foster carers. Our training provides opportunities to connect with others who share similar experiences, fostering a supportive network where you can exchange ideas, seek advice, and celebrate successes.
  • Regular Updates on Best Practices: Foster care is dynamic, and staying informed is crucial. We keep you in the loop with regular updates on the latest best practices, ensuring that your knowledge remains current and relevant in the ever-evolving landscape of foster care.

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:

  • Cultural scripting
  • Trauma informed care
  • Conversations for change
  • Safe handling and de-escalation skills (SHADES)

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!