Support care training for panel members

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This free training course introduces support care to panel members and covers the issues relating to support carers that panel members need to be aware of.

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

This free training course introduces support care to panel members and covers the issues relating to support carers that panel members need to be aware of. The training is only available in Wales.

I didn’t realise how active a role support carers had to be prepared to play in supporting the whole family, not just the child placed with them.

Previous participant

This course is aimed at...

...panel members who:

  • approve and review support carers
  • monitor matching of children and degree of choice
  • monitor range and type of carers
  • manage the access to service provision for children on the edge of care
  • identify areas of unmet need for children and families
  • assist staff in seeking packages of family support.

Key features

This free training course introduces support care to panel members and covers the issues relating to support carers that panel members need to be aware of.

Support carers are trained and assessed in the same way as foster carers and although there are many similarities in the role, there are also some important differences which are addressed during the course.

Learning outcomes

This course will help panel members to have an awareness of the role that support care plays in supporting families.

It will cover the differences between support carers and foster carers and the issues that panel members may come across in working with support carers.

Booking information

If you would like to book a Support Care training session for your panel members, please contact Philippa.williams@fostering.net.

There is no charge for this training which is funded through the ‘Strengthening Families’ Big Lottery project run by The Fostering Network Wales.

Download the support care training flyer