Taking our foster carers, and our services, to the next level
Our training courses package has been developed to support you in any activities. Our aim is simple: to help you become the very best foster carer you can be. There are different types of foster carer training and all our training is mapped to regulations and national minimum standards.
Introduction to Fostering
All of our prospective foster carers complete pre-approval training during their assessment process that explores:
Next Steps on their journey to become a foster carer
What it is like to be a child or young person in foster care
Knowledge and skills required to prepare them to be foster carers
Once approved as a foster carer, there is a comprehensive programme of ongoing training and development available across our fostering network; starting with mandatory courses that all foster carers will receive. Covering all the ‘essentials’ that every foster carer needs to know for looking after children and young people, this takes place at the beginning of your career, and carries on throughout with regular refreshers along the way. Topics covered include:
Health and safety
Equality and diversity
Identity and self-esteem
Attachment and child development
Protecting children & safeguarding foster carers
Managing difficult behaviour
Understanding self harm
As part of your development, you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in weekly group training sessions run by our dedicated FCA Scotland therapist.
As well as training and workshops, we offer a number of programmes through ‘Learnative’, our exclusive online portal which enhances your learning and gives you more control over how and when you learn.
This combination of face to face and online learning experiences means we’re able to offer you a flexible and continuous programme of learning and development opportunities to meet your needs, whatever and however you want to learn.
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Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat to an expert, we're here to talk.