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Saying ‘goodbye’ to children

There are many reasons a fostering placement may come to an end, for example, the child may return to live with their birth family. Or, older teenagers may be ready to live independently. In this case, the foster carer will probably have played an important role in helping prepare them to live alone, learning to budget, cook or use a washing machine.

Caring

I regularly receive emails from young people who are in care, or adults who have been in care system. I would like to say that these people emailed me to say how positive their experiences had been but sadly that is not the case, far from it.

Caring for Looked After Children

These courses will introduce newer carers to some key issues in fostering and provide them with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges with confidence. Experienced foster carers will be encouraged to deepen their understanding and further develop their abilities. Social workers who attend will continue their professional development by reflecting on these issues in depth and exploring ways to support foster carers.

Event type: 
In-house training

Click on the course title to see a sample of the aims and objectives. Courses can be bought individually, or as a package.

Attachment, trauma & child development

Introduction to Attachment

Aim

To provide participants with an introduction to Attachment Theory and its practical implications, and to consider how this may impact on children in their care.

Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

Region: 
Wales

These courses will introduce newer carers to some key issues in fostering and provide them with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges with confidence. Experienced foster carers will be encouraged to deepen their understanding and further develop their abilities. Social workers who attend will continue their professional development by reflecting on these issues in depth and exploring ways to support foster carers.

Event type: 
In-house training

Click on the course title to see a sample of the aims and objectives. Courses can be bought individually, or as a package.

Attachment, trauma & child development

Introduction to Attachment

Aim

To provide participants with an introduction to Attachment Theory and its practical implications, and to consider how this may impact on children in their care.

Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

Region: 
Wales

Why young people in Wales deserve the Chance to Stay

Sharon, a foster carer in South Wales, tells her story below. Some names have been changed. Tell your Assembly Member how you feel on this issue, so that all young people in foster care in Wales can be given the chance to stay.

Happy New Year!

The end of the year is traditionally considered a good time to reflect on what we have achieved during the year. It can come as a surprise to see how much we have been doing. Often we’re too busy doing it to notice.

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