Fostering also offers opportunities to expand skills through a variety of training courses. These courses are aimed at helping you to deliver a high service to young people in your care, but some of these skills will be transferable across other areas of your life.

There is also specific training in fostering, and these must be completed within the first year, these are Safeguarding, Emergency First Aid, Medication and Health Care, Health and Safety in the Home, Managing Challenging Behaviour and Safer Caring.

Ongoing learning and developments are vital for foster parents to ensure they remain up to date with fostering practices and to ensure they have the skills to look after the children in their care. It is important that you are up to date with training as the more training you have behind you means a better chance of getting a placement in.

There are many more trainings course available to you just ask your Supervising Social Worker.