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Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 to Wednesday, 19 July, 2017

As part of the Big Lottery funded Confidence in Care Consortium, The Fostering Network Wales are delivering free Fostering Changes training programmes across Wales for independent fostering agencies. Places are available for all their foster carers, regardless of their experience and relationship to the children they look after. The next Fostering Changes courses for the independent sector will run in Wrexham and Cardiff after the Easter holidays

Start time: 
10:13
End time: 
00:00
Location: 
Wrexham: Tuesdays 25 April - 18 July; Cardiff: Wednesdays 26 April - 19 July
Region: 
Wales
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

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.

Location: 
The Training Suite, The Fostering Network Office Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA
Region: 
Scotland
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Thursday, 27 April, 2017

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.

Start time: 
10:30
End time: 
14:30
Location: 
The Training Suite, The Fostering Network Office Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA
Region: 
Scotland
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017

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.

Location: 
The Training Suite, The Fostering Network Office Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA
Region: 
Scotland
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Monday, 8 May, 2017

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.

Start time: 
09:00
End time: 
16:30
Location: 
Central London
Region: 
England
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Thursday, 11 May, 2017

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.

Start time: 
10:30
End time: 
14:30
Location: 
The Training Suite, The Fostering Network Office Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA
Region: 
Scotland
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Wednesday, 17 May, 2017

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: 
09:00
End time: 
16:30
Location: 
Central London
Region: 
England
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

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.

Location: 
The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5SE
Region: 
UK
Event type: 
Conferences and seminars
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017

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.

Location: 
The Training Suite, The Fostering Network Office Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA
Region: 
Scotland
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Thursday, 8 June, 2017

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.

Start time: 
09:00
End time: 
16:30
Location: 
The Bridge Centre, Birches Head Road, Stoke - on - Trent, ST2 8DD
Region: 
England
Event type: 
Training events and workshops

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