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Training and Progression

We believe training is a vital part of every foster carer’s journey. After all, the more you know, the bigger the impact you’ll have on the lives of the children or young people in your care.

That’s why we provide our carers with ongoing training and the opportunity to study for formal qualifications including an SVQ 3 Social Services (Children & Young People) SCQ F Level 7.

What’s involved?

Your training experience will begin during the assessment process and continue throughout your fostering journey.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend regular courses held at local venues across Scotland, making it easy for you to fit your training around family life.

Our courses cover a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Safer Caring
  • Equality, diversity and rights
  • Attachment and child development
  • Good recording
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Teamwork, communication and contact
  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Protecting children and safeguarding foster carers
  • Managing difficult behaviour
  • Understanding self-harm
  • Child protection
  • Identity and self-esteem

Specialist training

As you progress in your fostering career you’ll have the opportunity to attend specialist training to help you develop your therapeutic fostering skills and deepen your understanding of issues including, complex trauma, attachment difficulties and sexually harmful behaviour.

You’ll also be invited to attend weekly group training sessions with an FCA Scotland therapist, where you can meet other carers and learn from one another’s experiences.

Find out more

Interested in fostering with FCA Scotland? To find out more about our training programme, or to chat to us about becoming a foster carer, get in touch today.


How can we help?

If you would like some more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you all you need to do is contact us.

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Phone us

Call us on 0141 646 4805 (lines open Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we’re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

Outside of these hours please call 0800 434 6000Freephone lines open Mon to Thurs – 5pm to 8pm.

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