We are committed to ensuring that everyone involved in caring for a vulnerable child or young person has the skills necessary to support them safely and securely.
Children and young people who are fostered have often led complex and traumatic lives. It is crucially important that you are able to constantly improve your understanding of safety and welfare issues in order to provide them with the best possible support. We will provide you with learning and development opportunities that will continually increase your knowledge, skills and confidence.
The training we provide will not only keep you up to date with national concerns and issues surrounding children and young people, it will also benefit your own development as a carer. Through these courses we want to explore the views, opinions and experiences of you and other carers, help prepare you to overcome possible difficulties and challenges that you may face in fostering, as well as learning new skills through finding mutual support from others. We want to increase your own professionalism as a carer and ensure that you feel confident to handle new situations.
No matter what your knowledge and experience is, we’ll ensure that our training courses and learning materials are accessible, relevant and compatible.
If you would like some more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you all you need to do is contact 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 6000. Freephone lines open Mon to Thurs – 5pm to 8pm.