To find out how to ensure you get the support your foster child needs, come along to our education workshop, led by Children in Scotland’s mediation manager for additional support for learning.
The Glasgow branch of Crabtree & Evelyn have kindly offered to host a fundraising event for The Fostering Network. Tickets cost £10 and all those who attend will receive a goody bag worth £10.
The Fostering Network Wales are delivering free Fostering Changes training programmes across Wales for Independent Fostering Agencies over the next 4 years. The courses are open to all foster carers regardless of their experience and relationship to the children they look after. The next Fostering Changes Courses for foster carers in the Independent sector will be running from January – March 2017 in South Wales.
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.
A positive relationship between supervising social worker and foster carers is critical to promoting the retention of foster carers, the stability of placements and positive outcomes for children and young people. However, the role of the supervising social worker is far from straightforward.
This 2 day course is for new and experienced supervising social workers.
Male foster carers continually highlight a number of significant issues affecting their role. There is concern about how best to work with children who have been sexually abused, worries about abuse by carers, and unsubstantiated allegations of abuse in foster care. This course explores the idea of the ‘positive male role model’ to identify ways in which men can be more effective carers. This course is for men only and is facilitated by an experienced male foster carer.
Focusing on the supervisory role, this course considers the impact of legislation and policy, explores the relationship between supervision and support, considers common practice dilemmas, and introduces tools from social pedagogy for use in supervision with foster carers. Participants will also reflect on their role and approach to the supervisory role and review current practice within an open context.
The aim of this course is to enable participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment. Our three-day course is vital for anyone with responsibility for running in-house preparation sessions for new applicants.
The Fostering Network is partnering with the Better Community Business Network (BCBN) and Mercy Mission UK to establish and run the Muslim Fostering Project.
Please join us at BCBN's fundraising Gala Dinner on 13 March 2017. The Gala Dinner will be a high-quality evening of networking, dining and entertainment, and will provide an opportunity for your business or organisation to support the Muslim Fostering Project.
Enabling participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment.