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.
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.