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Fostering Changes for foster carers (IFAs) in Wales

The Fostering Changes Programme is behaviourally based and derives from research into parenting skills, attachment, educational attainment and the academic progression of looked after children who are in Foster Care. It is flagship course for Foster Carers that provides them with the practical skills in behaviour identification and management that will support the longevity and stability of placements and make a significant difference to a looked after child’s life. The 11 sessions will delivered over 11 weeks within term time from January to March 2021 with a half term break, and each day runs from 10am to 1pm to support carers with school commitments.

Wednesday, 6 January, 2021 to Wednesday, 24 March, 2021
10:00
13:00
Location: 
Online (Zoom)
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Registration cost: 
£0 (including VAT)

The Fostering Changes Programme was established in 1999 by the Conduct Disorder, Adoption and Fostering National and Specialist Team at the Maudsley Hospital. Following the increasing request from foster carers for more practical solutions to the problems they were experiencing with their looked after children to manage behaviour and avoid disruptions, the team developed and trialled a course with Southwark foster carers.

It was received positively and developed into a formal programme of training for foster carers as the Fostering Changes Programme.

Region: 
Wales
Content topic: 
education and training

The Fostering Changes Programme is behaviourally based and derives from research into parenting skills, attachment, educational attainment and the academic progression of looked after children who are in Foster Care. It is flagship course for Foster Carers that provides them with the practical skills in behaviour identification and management that will support the longevity and stability of placements and make a significant difference to a looked after child’s life. The 11 sessions will delivered over 11 weeks within term time from January to March 2021 with a half term break, and each day runs from 10am to 1pm to support carers with school commitments.

Wednesday, 6 January, 2021 to Wednesday, 24 March, 2021
10:00
13:00
Location: 
Online (Zoom)
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Registration cost: 
£0 (including VAT)

The Fostering Changes Programme was established in 1999 by the Conduct Disorder, Adoption and Fostering National and Specialist Team at the Maudsley Hospital. Following the increasing request from foster carers for more practical solutions to the problems they were experiencing with their looked after children to manage behaviour and avoid disruptions, the team developed and trialled a course with Southwark foster carers.

It was received positively and developed into a formal programme of training for foster carers as the Fostering Changes Programme.

Region: 
Wales
Content topic: 
education and training

Moving into Adulthood Online Open Course

This training is being created to help support carers in a very different role. Continuing care can lead to young people potentially remaining with their carers until they are 21 or beyond depending on circumstances. Foster carers have primarily supported children through until they are 16 or 18 and in some rare cases for longer; the skills of a foster carer are therefore primarily around looking after children.

Wednesday, 18 November, 2020
09:30
14:30
Location: 
Online Training
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Registration cost: 
£122 (including VAT)

This training will explore the differences for carers in working with children and young adults. It looks at the legal differences in terms of their rights and what they can legally do aged 16 and 18, how and why 'house rules' may differ and how foster carers can support young adults to make choices around education and employment and help them develop the key skills they will require as adults to move on to independence.

Content topic: 
education and training
Content category: 
learning and development
Region: 
UK

This training is being created to help support carers in a very different role. Continuing care can lead to young people potentially remaining with their carers until they are 21 or beyond depending on circumstances. Foster carers have primarily supported children through until they are 16 or 18 and in some rare cases for longer; the skills of a foster carer are therefore primarily around looking after children.

Wednesday, 18 November, 2020
09:30
14:30
Location: 
Online Training
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Registration cost: 
£122 (including VAT)

This training will explore the differences for carers in working with children and young adults. It looks at the legal differences in terms of their rights and what they can legally do aged 16 and 18, how and why 'house rules' may differ and how foster carers can support young adults to make choices around education and employment and help them develop the key skills they will require as adults to move on to independence.

Content topic: 
education and training
Content category: 
learning and development
Region: 
UK