The Fostering Network
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are passionate about the difference foster care makes to children and young people. Transforming fostered children’s lives is at the heart of everything we do.
We are the essential network for foster care, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better. Together, we’re a powerful catalyst for change, influencing and shaping fostering policy and practice at every level.
We work to ensure all fostered children have a positive experience of family life, supporting them to have high aspirations, to overcome the challenges of their early lives and to achieve their very best.
We help foster carers to improve children’s lives. We champion the vital role they and their families play in helping fostered children, and work to ensure they are properly recognised, valued and supported.
As the UK begins to welcome unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people, The Fostering Network is re-issuing its call for more people with the right skills and experience to come forward to foster.
The Fostering Network Scotland has been awarded nearly £150,000 by the Big Lottery Fund for its two-year Walking Tall project which will improve the lives of children in foster care and the sons and daughters of foster carers.
Tuesday, 6 September, 2016 to Tuesday, 29 November, 2016Multiple venues
The Fostering Network Wales are delivering free Fostering Changes training programmes across Wales for independent fostering providers over the next 4 years. The course is open to all foster carers regardless of their experience and relationship to the children they look after.
Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 to Thursday, 10 November, 2016London
Enabling participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment.
Wednesday, 9 November, 2016The Robertson Trust, Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB
Foster Carers have a key role in the gathering and recording of written information about children in their care. They require an awareness of data protection principles, maintaining confidentiality, ownership of records and the knowledge that information may be used in court proceedings. This course will explore these issues and suggest practical techniques to help foster carers in keeping useful and accurate records.