Specialist fostering course launches in North East

Archived: Posted December 7, 2015

Foster carers in the North East of England were the first Foster Care Associates (FCA) carers to undertake the second instalment of ‘Specialist Fostering’ training led by Winnovation, following the success of the original course last year.

Foster a childThe training prepares foster carers for a young person that would be placed on a step down placement. It allows carers to gain further knowledge and understanding for working with young people that have come from a residential background and managing those often challenging behaviours. Learners were asked to reflect on their current methods and then taught how to adapt and develop these skills for more specific and challenging situations.

CYP Senior Support Service Coordinator, Shaun Johnson attended the sessions with carers and tells us more about it. Shaun said: “For us as a fostering agency it was a fantastic course as here in the North East we now have more carers confident that they have been given the tools they need to care for a child or young person on a step down placement. The course was a great success and we received positive feedback from all carers in attendance”.

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