The aim of this course is 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.
Exclusively for members, The Fostering Network conferences are a series of regional and country conferences providing foster carers and fostering services with the opportunity to explore local, regional and national issues in fostering.
Our two day Parent and Child Together training course is aimed at foster carers who provide this specialist service and those that support them, and aims to prepare and increase confidence within their roles. Day one will focus on policy and service development while day two will explore the day-to-day practice challenges in more depth.
Our Managing Allegations and Standards of Care Concern training course aims to develop understanding of allegations made against foster carers, Standards of Care concerns, and complaints.
Pathways to University is a four-day residential scheme for young people aged 16 and 17 living in foster care in Northern Ireland. The scheme aims to raise young people’s awareness of university and give them a taste of university life.
This course has been developed exclusively for The Fostering Network by Helen King who was the founding Head of Education and then the Head of Communications at the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. Helen was also one of the founding members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and a lead on the Home Office working group for safety. Since then, Helen has worked developing communications strategies for a range of agencies including the NCA and the Home Office and helped to develop AI solutions to help young people stay in control of explicit images.
Enabling participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment.
This course identifies the purpose of assessing prospective foster carers, key issues in assessment, planning the assessment, dealing with difficult information, issues in assessing family and friends carers, making sure information included in the final assessment document is relevant and how to provide good analysis.
These two-week long summer schemes are open to children currently in year four to seven. These schemes are packed full of activities designed to encourage children to practice numeracy and literacy in a fun way.
These four day residential schemes are open to young people in foster care in Northern Ireland aged 14 to 17.