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Thursday, 31 May, 2018

After feedback from our members and the success of our recent roadshows, we will be taking our popular national conference on the road in 2017/18. ​ ​We will be delivering 12 conferences across the UK to give members the opportunity to explore local, regional and national issues in fostering.

Start time: 
10:00
End time: 
15:30
Location: 
Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DA
Event type: 
Conferences and seminars
Thursday, 31 May, 2018

This workshop aims to help kinship foster carers understand more about the online world and provide hints and tips on how to help the children and young people they care for stay safe online.

Start time: 
19:00
End time: 
21:00
Location: 
Carrickfergus Town Hall
Region: 
Northern Ireland
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Wednesday, 6 June, 2018

Male foster carers continually highlight a number of signficant 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 foser care. The 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 male foster carers only and is facilitated by an experienced male foster carer.

Start time: 
09:30
End time: 
03:30
Location: 
The Training Suite, The Fostering Network, Glasgow
Region: 
Scotland
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Wednesday, 13 June, 2018 to Thursday, 14 June, 2018

The Skills to Foster: Training the Trainer course is designed to enable participants to develop their skills, knowledge, and confidence to deliver the Skills to Foster pre-approval training course.

Start time: 
09:30
End time: 
16:30
Location: 
Cardiff YHA, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BB
Region: 
Wales
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Tuesday, 19 June, 2018 to Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

This course will provide an opportunity to reflect on practice, explore challenges faced by both supervising social workers and foster carers, and consider effective ways of supporting foster carers through their fostering journey. 

Start time: 
09:30
End time: 
15:00
Location: 
The Training Suite, The Fostering Network, Glasgow
Region: 
Scotland
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Wednesday, 4 July, 2018

Peer mentoring is vital as foster carers undertake the care of children in their home and do not have a ‘workplace’ with immediate colleagues and supervisors around them. For new carers especially, peer mentoring provides support and helps to prevent isolation.

Start time: 
09:30
End time: 
16:30
Location: 
Conwy Business Centre, Junction Way, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, LL31 9XX
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Monday, 16 July, 2018

The Agency Decision Maker course aims to increase confidence for decision makers in carrying out their role, and to understand how to make decision making compliant with current legislation and case law, this course also considers the practice implications of this work.

Start time: 
10:00
End time: 
16:30
Location: 
Lancashire County Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8RJ
Region: 
England
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Tuesday, 28 August, 2018

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 to the ages of 16 or 18 and in some rare cases for longer. The skills of a foster carer are therefore mainly centred on looking after children.

This training is being created to help support carers in a very different role.

Start time: 
09:30
End time: 
02:30
Location: 
The Training Suite, The Fostering Network Office, Glasgow
Region: 
Scotland
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Tuesday, 11 September, 2018 to Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Enabling participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment.

Start time: 
09:30
End time: 
16:30
Location: 
London
Region: 
UK
England
London
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

This course identifies the purpose of assessing prospective foster carers, key issues in assessment, planning the assessment, dealing with difficult information, issues in assessing family and friends carers, making sure information included in the final assessment document is relevant and how to provide good analysis.

Start time: 
09:30
End time: 
16:30
Location: 
The Fostering Network, 87 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA
Region: 
England
Event type: 
Training events and workshops

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