About Family First Fostering

Training and Support to our foster carers:

Fostering Training is an essential part of every carer’s ongoing development and is one of the most effective ways of ensuring continuous improvement. We offer a mixture of face to face, online and one to one training which provides flexibility. All face to face training is completed locally where possible.

These Fostering Training courses are intended for all foster carers and childcare professionals. The following courses are linked to the Fostering Training, Support and Development Standards for Foster Care developed by Children’s Workforce Development Council and are based on the Fostering Services Regulations and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering.

All existing Foster carers are expected to complete the Standards and gain the completed TSD Certificate within the first year of approvals. Through supervisions we work with foster carers in order to put the training into practice. We also now offer a therapeutic fostering course which enables experienced carers to continue their development.

Each foster carer will have a yearly personal development plan, and this will outline the plan for the carers development and how we will be working towards this. This could be through mentoring, training (group and one to one), supervision, research and theory and more.

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