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Social media, peer pressure and the mental health of young people in care: Fostering Excellence Masterclass

A free masterclass for foster carers and practitioners exploring the links between social media use and teenage mental health; and the strategies to help young people in care manage their lives online and how to best look after their mental health.

10:00
13:30
Location: 
Swansea
Event type: 
Training events and workshops


Masterclass overview

We know that children and young people in general are going online much earlier, which is changing how they view the world and each other. This can make it hard for them to differentiate between fantasy and reality and it can change how they engage with the adults who care for them. With a soaring rise in social media platforms, there is also the constant pressure to keep up with family, friends and current trends/news across apps such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok and Snapchat.

Region: 
Wales

A free masterclass for foster carers and practitioners exploring the links between social media use and teenage mental health; and the strategies to help young people in care manage their lives online and how to best look after their mental health.

10:00
13:30
Location: 
Swansea
Event type: 
Training events and workshops


Masterclass overview

We know that children and young people in general are going online much earlier, which is changing how they view the world and each other. This can make it hard for them to differentiate between fantasy and reality and it can change how they engage with the adults who care for them. With a soaring rise in social media platforms, there is also the constant pressure to keep up with family, friends and current trends/news across apps such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok and Snapchat.

Region: 
Wales

Review - Educating Children and Young People in Care

Review

This book argues that foster homes should be educational in the widest sense and that schools should be caring. It is a useful guide to how this can be achieved, providing statistical evidence, case studies and practical support for foster carers, social workers and teaching staff.

The three authors argue that social pedagogy has much to offer. They assert that the everyday environment is just as important as academic spaces as a place for learning. 

Consultancy

All fostering services, regardless of size or location, have unrealised potential to enhance their service and provide greater benefit to looked after children in their care.

The Fostering Network can draw on over 45 years of shaping fostering practice across the UK, and a range of in-house and associate experts, to create a bespoke package of consultancy to empower your service to unlock the potential.

The Skills to Foster

​​​Training material​The Skills to Foster™ provides a seamless way to train and assess prospective foster carers. It includes our market-leading pre-approval course and competency-based assessment materials. We are also able to support your delivery of the pre-approval course with our popular Train the Trainers course.

Training for panel members

It is important that all panel members receive training to ensure that they have a clear understanding of what their responsibilities are. Training together will also ensure that panel members from different disciplines and backgrounds can work together more effectively.

Panel training in England

The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011 specify that all fostering services must have a fostering panel.

This course is aimed at all panels, new or established.

Training courses

In-service courses

The Fostering Network has developed a broad range of training courses designed to support the learning development of your foster care workforce, and which complement our consultancy packages.

Our team of in-house and associate practice experts will work with you to identify the needs of training participants and design a course to meet your bespoke aims and objectives.

Family and Friends foster care (England)

This course sets family and friends foster care into it's broarder context and explores how to use the regulations appropriately to meet children’s needs.

Location: 
In-house or at a venue of your choice
Event type: 
In-house training

Regulations, statutory guidance and national minimum standards require local authorities to ensure effective support for family and friends carers, including those who are foster carers, and to publicise a family and friends care policy. Supervising social workers and children’s social workers alike face many challenges in fulfilling these requirements.

Under regulation 24 of the care planning regulations a connected person can be granted temporary approval as a foster carer, which in practice can pose particular dilemmas for many social workers.

Content topic: 
education and training
Region: 
England
Content category: 
family and friends foster carers

This course sets family and friends foster care into it's broarder context and explores how to use the regulations appropriately to meet children’s needs.

Location: 
In-house or at a venue of your choice
Event type: 
In-house training

Regulations, statutory guidance and national minimum standards require local authorities to ensure effective support for family and friends carers, including those who are foster carers, and to publicise a family and friends care policy. Supervising social workers and children’s social workers alike face many challenges in fulfilling these requirements.

Under regulation 24 of the care planning regulations a connected person can be granted temporary approval as a foster carer, which in practice can pose particular dilemmas for many social workers.

Content topic: 
education and training
Region: 
England
Content category: 
family and friends foster carers