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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
Wednesday, 7 June, 2017

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.

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
Tuesday, 20 June, 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. 

Start time: 
09:30
End time: 
15:30
Location: 
Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Ashford Road, Maidstone, ME17 1RE
Region: 
UK
Event type: 
Conferences and seminars
Thursday, 22 June, 2017 to Friday, 23 June, 2017

This course enables participants to reflect on their own training practice and to improve their skills. This is an intermediate level course aimed at those already delivering The Skills to Foster pre-approval training who wish to build on their current experience.

Start time: 
09:00
End time: 
16:30
Location: 
8 London Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1NA
Region: 
England
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Tuesday, 4 July, 2017 to Thursday, 29 March, 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
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017 to Thursday, 28 September, 2017

The aim of this course it 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.

Location: 
The Training Suite, The Fostering Network Office Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA
Region: 
Scotland
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017 to Wednesday, 4 October, 2017

This course enables participants to reflect on their own training practice and to improve their skills. This is an intermediate level course aimed at those already delivering The Skills to Foster pre-approval training who wish to build on their current experience.

Start time: 
09:00
End time: 
16:30
Location: 
Central London
Region: 
England
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 to Wednesday, 25 October, 2017

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. It will also explore ways of providing leadership and empowering foster carers to provide children and young people with the best possible care and examine what supports supervising social workers need to be effective in their role.

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 February, 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: 
09:30
End time: 
15:30
Location: 
Trent Vineyard Conference Centre, Unit 1 Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2PX
Region: 
UK
Event type: 
Conferences and seminars