The Fostering Changes programme is being delivered free to foster carers in Wales until April 2020 by the Confidence in Care Consortium (The Fostering Network, Barnardo's, Tact and Action for Children).
The Fostering Changes Programme is behaviourally based and derives from research into parenting skills, attachment, educational attainment and the academic progression of looked after children who are in foster care. It is a flagship course for foster carers that provides them with the practical skills in behaviour identification and management that will support the longevity and stability of placements and make a significant difference to a looked after child’s life.
To be eligible for the training a carer must have a child aged two or over (up to 18) planned to be in placement for the duration of the 12 weeks training course (plus an induction week). The 12 sessions are delivered over 12 weeks so the programme fits neatly within term times, and each day runs from 10am to 1pm to support carers with school commitments. This course will run on Wednesdays with break for half-term:
- Sept 11, 18, 25
- Oct 2, 9, 16, 23
- Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11