Our Foster Carers will be expected to attend core training.
There will be regular workshops and seminars discussing all aspects of looking after children and young people and issues that may arise. Foster Carers complete various courses in the first 12 months, which includes the 6 Module Course based on ‘A Carers’ Journey Through Fostering’. This explores in detail the role of fostering and the needs of ‘looked after children’, offering insights and understanding of children’s needs and behaviours.
In addition, training is undertaken in the following:
All Foster Carer’s are expected to work towards achieving the QFC Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning Development and this usually requires 18 months study and portfolio based achievements.
We will use our own assessors to support, mentor and evaluate or commission in appropriate experienced personnel.