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Foster carer training

Our new Learning Management System is now live! You should have received your log in details to access the new Learning Hub. The new Learning Hub allows you to book onto your training and complete any E-Learning where applicable. 

Please see the list of training we have available below for training between now and the Summer Holidays. If you would like to book onto any of the below training, please search for the course title in the Learning Hub search bar and click on show dates.

We have also put a link below to the Learning Hub if you need this. 

Caring for children can be a demanding role. The opportunity to receive regular, high quality training is very important in supporting carers to undertake the tasks required in caring for children, some of whom may be exhibiting difficult and challenging behaviour. Workforce Development have a strong commitment to providing several training opportunities each year which build on the skills first discussed during the Skills to Foster preparation course. 

Over the year the training programme will be developed, as priorities change, or demand increases. It is recommended that you regularly check this page for updates.

Training schedule

28 June 20229.30am to 12.45pmImpulsive Behaviour TrainingMicrosoft TeamsLiza Lomax
6 July 20229.30am to 1.30pmPromoting Positive BehaviourWD2, DrydenKirsty Musgrave
12 July 20229.30am to 2pmAttachment StrategiesWD1, DrydenJohn Sands
13 July 20229.30am to 2.30pm*NEW* Safer Caring and Recording and Disclosure RefresherWD1, DrydenKirsty Musgrave
14 July 20229.30am to 1.30pmL3 Emergency First Aid (Day 1)WD3, DrydenClare Cavanagh
15 July 20229.30am to 1.30pmL3 Emergency First Aid (Day 2)WD3, DrydenClare Cavanagh
19 July 20229.30am to 2.30pmCaring for a child of a different ethnicity Council Chambers, Civic CentreLiza Lomax


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The Icon for pdf The foster caring training requirements document [418.36KB] will remind you of the mandatory and core training requirements and the number of training courses, support groups and briefings you are expected to participate in annually. 

Additional Safeguarding courses can be found on our Safeguarding and Community Safety training page

In addition to face to face and virtual training, foster carers can undertake e-learning courses or Flexible Learning

Training, Support and Development (TSD) Standards

All new foster carers are required to complete their Training, Support and Development (TSD) Standards for Foster Carers portfolio prior to their first review approximately 10 months.

These Standards are a national benchmark and give foster carers the recognition they deserve for the role they play. We know you will want to demonstrate your professionalism and achieve these standards and we believe in supporting you to achieve them. Where applicable, courses will indicate which TSD Standards are covered within the training.

Once social distancing restrictions are lifted there will be a number of TSD support groups running throughout the year to provide guidance on completing your work book. In addition, your Supervising Social Worker will be able to provide guidance and support whilst you are completing it. 

Icon for pdf TSD Family and Friends Connected Carers [706.15KB]

Icon for pdf TSD Short Break [855.65KB]

Icon for pdf TSD Workbook [1.07MB]

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