Here at FCA Scotland, we are very proactive in encouraging staff and carers to attend our training. One of our referral officers, recently attended training on brain development and the impact of early infant trauma, facilitated by our FCA Scotland therapists. Here is their account of the training session.
"The training covered the different functions of the brain, how it develops from birth, attachment and how the body responds to trauma. The topic was interesting and the trainers were well informed, engaging and enthusiastic. I really enjoyed it and as well as it being a great learning experience, it was a good opportunity to catch up with some of our carers and hear how our children and young people are getting on.”
At FCA Scotland we believe training and progression is a vital part of every foster carer’s journey. The more you know, the bigger the impact you will have on the lives of the young people in your care. Along with brain development training, you have the opportunity to attend regular courses held at our offices across Scotland. We make it easy for you to fit it in around your family life.
Other training we offer includes;
• Safer caring
• Attachment and child development
• Promoting positive behaviour
• First aid
• Child protection
• Protecting children and safeguarding foster carers
If you are interested in finding out more about training and development offered at FCA Scotland please contact us on 0141 646 4805, we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Meet Kathryn, our Referrals Officer at FCA Scotland
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Our Referrals Officer Kathryn shares an insight into her role at FCA Scotland and how the matching process works for approved foster carers.
Foster Care Fortnight 2021 #WhyWeCare
May 19 2021
During Foster Care Fortnight 2021, our staff and foster carers have been sharing their reasons #WhyWeCare to showcase how foster care can transform the lives of children and young people.
Training at FCA Scotland
February 16 2021
At FCA Scotland we believe training and progression is a vital part of every foster carer’s journey.
Is fostering right for you?
February 4 2021
Mary and her husband have been fostering with us for over 12 years. Here they share their story and what they think it takes to become a good foster carer.
Can I foster if I have a pet?
January 14 2021
Of course, you can. Prior to becoming a foster carer, a full vet check is done to make sure it is safe to place a young person in your household with that pet.
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