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.
We would like to invite you to a free seminar on the theme of supporting looked after children to reach their full potential in their educational setting.
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.
Our Finance and Foster Care Course has traditionally been offered to foster carers to help them complete their tax returns and understand all fostering related finances, including benefits, national insurance contributions and bank accounts for children and young people. We are delighted to offer this course as an open course to social workers and their finance teams.
In partnership with Action for Sick Children Scotland.
A free workshop for foster carer members, which will explore the medical rights of children in foster care as part of our Health Matters project.
Men often feel at their most vulnerable when trying to understand and support children who have been abused; even more so when the abuse has been of a sexual nature. Following on from The Fostering Network’s hugely popular Men Who Foster course, this course deals with issues surrounding child abuse with a particular focus on the perspective of a male carer. This course is for male foster carers only.
In partnership with Children in Scotland.
A free workshop for foster carer members, which will explore the option of mediation to ensure you access the support your foster child needs.
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.
This course will provide the opportunity to evaluate and review agency policy and guidelines for managing allegations against foster carers and define the roles, responsibilities and good practice principles when dealing with allegations.