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As with most jobs ongoing training and Continued Professional Development (CPD) is essential. This is no different for Foster Carers who, whether single or a couple, must complete training to ensure the safe care of a child or young person placed with them.

Channel Fostercare has a varied and interesting training programme delivered in a variety of ways and we ensure that you are supported as necessary.

All applicants to become a Foster Carer complete the Channel Fostercare ‘Introduction to Fostering’ training course which is personalised for you at the start of your assessment.

Once registered Foster Carers will have an Induction and are introduced to the Training, Standards and Development (TSD) for Foster Carers. The TSD is an evidence based course completed in the first year of registration supported by their visiting Social Worker.

Foster Carers who have progressed will be offered other courses such as the Diploma 3 for Children and Young People Workforce.

Additional training available includes:​

  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Equality and Diversity
  • The Importance of Reporting
  • Professional Recording
  • Managing Difficult Behaviour
  • Attachment
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Child Protection
  • Concerns, Complaints and Allegations
  • Safe Care
  • E Security
  • Health and Well-being
  • Medication
  • Mindfulness