Men in Foster Care

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Exploring the roles men play in foster care.

Location: 
In-house or at a venue of your choice
Region: 
England

This course explores the roles men play in foster care as main carers, single carers or supporting their partner. It explores the idea of the ‘positive male role model’ as well as expectations and stereotypes in foster care.

This course gave me better awareness of my role as a foster carer. It was well structured and covered a wide aspect of being a male foster carer. It was refreshing to be on a course with so many men and listen to their views and experiences.

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This course is aimed at...

...men only, including foster carers, the sons of foster carers, supervising social workers or fostering service managers. The course is facilitated by male trainers.

Learning outcomes

This course will enable participants to:

  • share and discuss experiences
  • consider how gender influences child care
  • identify what a 'positive male role model' means in practice
  • consider the role of men in work with children and young people who have been sexually abused and the impact this has on safer caring practice
  • explore ways to support men in foster care.

Booking information

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