Post Approval Training

All Foster Carers will be required to undertake no less than the equivalent of 3 days (or 21 hours) development activity per year.

Information about post approval training courses offered is found in the training catalogue. This includes information about E-learning which can be accessed through the Fostering Engagement team. 

Each Foster Carer is required to complete the Foundations to Fostering programme or demonstrate that they have completed a suitable alternative. Those subjects covered in this programme are listed in the training catalogue. Many carers will cover this programme through attendance at core training events. Some aspects of the programme can also be covered by E-learning. The Team Manager of your Fostering Social Worker will verify when the programme is completed. For those carers who wish to have learning from sources outside the Fostering Service verified as covering Core Training they should provide details of this to their Fostering Social Worker. These will then be passed to the Team Manager who can verify whether these meet the core training requirement.