Support and training
You are professionals at what you do, so we care about investing in your development.
Because we are an independent fostering agency, we can offer an extra level of support. Our team are there to support your entire family in a way that works for you.
There will always be someone from our team at the other end of the phone for any advice you need – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
At monthly support groups you can meet other foster carers and share your experiences. You can also access an extended support network of specialists in education, psychology and therapy if the young person in your care would benefit from additional help.
'They’re always there on the end of the phone, 24 hours day, bank holidays and Christmas too.'
What training is available?
Training doesn’t end once you’ve been approved to foster – we run courses throughout the year that you can attend in your local office:
- Skills to Foster, our introductory training programme
- Specialist social pedagogy course
- Therapeutic fostering
- Attachment theory
- Parent and child fostering
- Radicalisation prevention
- Internet safety
- Drug awareness
- Understanding allegations
- Online training with AC Education
- IT skills, to help with your recording
- … and many more courses
So, what are you waiting for? Chat to us about fostering today.