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Post-approval training

Welcome to our family.

You’re now an approved foster carer and you’re looking forward to what happens next.

We know you’ll be eager to learn new skills, which is why we offer on-going training opportunities throughout your fostering journey. Our post-approval training will help you enhance existing skills and develop new skills to help you progress with your fostering career.

Some of the training you’ll receive will cover:

  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Safer caring
  • Equality and diversity
  • Attachment and child development
  • Good recording practice using the KDA system
  • Teamwork, communication and contact
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Health and safety
  • First aid

It doesn’t stop there though. We offer you a host of further opportunities to achieve additional qualifications, visit training and career progression to find out more.

Therapeutic training

We pride ourselves on our therapeutic approach to fostering, which is why we also offer specialist training to help you become a therapeutic foster carer.

Therapeutic fostering entails more than just providing physical care. It involves being able to think about the child you look after differently, understanding their behaviour and knowing how to respond in a way that can help them recover from hurtful past experiences.

For a chat about our therapeutic training opportunities, please contact us.

Foster carer review

We know how important it is to listen to our foster carers and your annual review is a great opportunity for you to discuss the progress of your placement(s), share any concerns or ask to be recommended for different types of placements.

You can use this as a chance to discuss your fostering experience, talk about your achievements and request any additional training or support.

At FCA, we’re a family. And families stick together.

Whatever you need, whatever your questions; our support team is only a phone call away.

To find out more and take the first steps in your fostering journey, fill in our online enquiry form or give us a call on 0800 434 6000.

How can we help?

Ready to start fostering a child or young person? Or just want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? All you need to do is contact us.

  • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
  • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
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Phone us

Call us on 0800 434 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we're here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

For all other general enquiries, please call 0800 085 225.

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  • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
  • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
  • Please enter your postcode to see news and events in you area
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Phone us

Call us on 0800 434 6000 (lines open Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm)

Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we,re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

For all other general enquiries, please call 0800 085 225.

Call me back

Haven't got time to chat now? Leave your details and we'll call you back at a time that suits you:

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