Training and development

Training and development of our foster carers is an important priority for us, as we believe this is important to ensure the best care for the children, and for the carers, in the demanding task of looking after someone else’s child. Applicants will be required to complete some of the training during the assessment process (before approval) and a varied programme of training is also available for approved foster carers to ensure their ongoing personal development.

What training do we offer?

Before approval

  • emergency first aid
  • safeguarding
  • safer caring
  • skills to foster preparation training/kinship preparation training
  • understanding behaviour
  • valuing difference

After approval

Core Training

  • contact
  • education
  • get safe
  • medication
  • what is health

Core Training Requirements for Mainstream and Family and Friends (Kinship) Carers (PDF)

Developmental training

A comprehensive programme of training is available:

Fosters Carers training programme (PDF)

Foster Carer Training Availability (PDF)

Or please email for more details.

Training documents and links

Have you attended some fostering training recently?

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