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Fostering Changes for independent agency foster carers in Wales

The Fostering Changes programme is being delivered free to foster carers in Wales until April 2020 by the Confidence in Care Consortium (The Fostering Network, Barnardo's, Tact and Action for Children).

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 a 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.

Monday, 6 January, 2020 to Monday, 30 March, 2020
09:00
14:00
Location: 
Conwy Business Centre, Junction Way, Llandudno LL31 9XX
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Registration cost: 
£0 (including VAT)

 

To be eligible for the training a carer must have a child aged two or older (up to 18) planned to be in placement for the duration of the 12 weeks training course The 12 sessions are delivered over 12 weeks so the programme fits neatly within term times, and each day runs from 10am to 1pm to support carers with school commitments. This course will run on Mondays with a break for half-term:

Content topic: 
Wales specific
Content category: 
learning and development
Region: 
Wales

The Fostering Changes programme is being delivered free to foster carers in Wales until April 2020 by the Confidence in Care Consortium (The Fostering Network, Barnardo's, Tact and Action for Children).

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 a 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.

Monday, 6 January, 2020 to Monday, 30 March, 2020
09:00
14:00
Location: 
Conwy Business Centre, Junction Way, Llandudno LL31 9XX
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Registration cost: 
£0 (including VAT)

 

To be eligible for the training a carer must have a child aged two or older (up to 18) planned to be in placement for the duration of the 12 weeks training course The 12 sessions are delivered over 12 weeks so the programme fits neatly within term times, and each day runs from 10am to 1pm to support carers with school commitments. This course will run on Mondays with a break for half-term:

Content topic: 
Wales specific
Content category: 
learning and development
Region: 
Wales

Following the publication of the Care experienced children and young people report by the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly for Wales, Jackie Sanders, communications and public affairs director at The Fostering Network said: ‘We welcome the recommendations of this child-focused report and its concentration on ensuring that there is an emphasis on improving stability and outcomes for care expe

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Developed for foster carers, social workers, and designated teachers, the masterclasses delivered further learning on attachment theory, explaining how and why insecure attachments can impact learning, and how teachers and schools can support vulnerable learners and build resilience by being attachment aware.

The presentations delivered on the day can be found at the below links:

Fosterline Wales factsheets

 

Advocacy - a national approach (information for fostering services in Wales)

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Fostering the Future

Fostering the Future is one of several innovative programmes The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people and foster and kinship foster carers.

For more information about Fostering the Future phone The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland on 028 9070 5056, or contact Mikhaila Woods

Confidence in Care

English / Cymraeg

Confidence in Care is one of a number of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people. 

For more information about Confidence in Care email Elizabeth Bryan or ring 02920 440940.

For media enquiries email The Fostering Network’s media team or ring 020 7620 6441.

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