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What training does a foster carer need?
Training and Development Standards (TDS) Workbook - to be completed within the first year of fostering.
First Aid - to be renewed every 3 years
Child protection/Safeguarding - to be renewed every 3 years.
Examples of other training available:
How is training delivered?
Our foster carers are expected to undertake at least 4 training courses each year from a variety of sources:
Formal training. This is provided by external trainers or by our own social workers. These courses usually last for about 4 hours and run on week days.
Informal carer groups. These are runby our social workers and give carers the opportunity to meet and to discuss a variety of topics relevant to their work in fostering.
Online training. We have an online training package which offers a wide variety of courses aimed specifically at foster carers. Carers can undertake these short courses (usually 1-2 hours) at a time convenient to them in their own home