Training for Foster Carers

“They had everything covered from the expertise and resources to the training we needed to help us help the children we would be looking after”

Amanda & Stephen, Foster Carers since 2018
Fostering panel day

Introducing Foundation to Foster

Training is a key part of your role as a Foster Carer. As such, Family Care offers a comprehensive package of training and support throughout your time with us.

 We want you to be able to provide the best possible care to the Young People we serve, and a wealth of knowledge is one of the best ways to do this. 

 This is part of our detailed program called Foundation to Foster, which includes training and mandatory training courses, which require refreshing as outlined below. 

Reasons why you should become a foster carer

Fostering requires more than just ‘good enough’ parenting, and foster care training should reflect that.

We provide a full calendar of foster carer training events focusing on the skills and knowledge you will need to effectively support a young person. Some are online training courses, and some are face-to-face.

Our training calendar is issued  every year, so you can plan ahead and earmark the courses you must attend, as well as those you would like to.

You will also meet with your Supervising Social Worker to work on Personal Development Plan (PDP) for the year ahead.

Training prior to panel:

We provide a wide variety of training to help you develop your skills as a foster carer before you attend panel.

This training is mandatory for all applicants as part of their fostering assessment: 

Ongoing training:

Once you have been approved as foster carers, you will need to complete mandatory training within the first year to meet TSD Standards

This training ensures that our foster carers feel well equipped in their role, and can offer the best care to the young people they look after:

Foster Carer Development

Fostering can be challenging at times, and carers must be equipped with the necessary tools to manage challenges that arise.

Each family will have a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which charts your training record and what training you must complete.

Foster Carers may progress through the skills bands as they acquire skills, knowledge and experience, and will be available to care for children whose needs require the level of skill needed for the band.

LGBTQ+ Fostering with Family Care

Take our 'Introduction to Fostering' training course

It's FREE!

Come join us for a coffee

We host regular events where you can come join us for a coffee.
This is an informal place for you to ask questions and meet with us in person.

Enquiry Submitted

Thank you for your enquiry about fostering with Family Care! 

Our fostering team will be in touch soon with more information.  No question is a silly question so please be sure to ask us anything!

Phone: 0800 5 677677

Application Submitted

Thank you for your interest in this role, your application has been received by our HR team and is being reviewed.  

We endeavor to reply to all candidates, but if you have not heard back from us within 5-working days, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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