Last week Angela Ryeland and Lyn Gibbins successfully provided another informative and stimulating Skills to Foster course for prospective foster carers from across Devon. The three-day course took place at the Wessex Region office near Tiverton.
They were joined by an experienced foster carer with the Fostering Foundation, on the second day of the training. She provided invaluable insight and experience of her and her husband’s journey as a foster carer, providing a foster home to three brothers, for over four years.
As part of the preparation for prospective foster carers to begin their fostering career, the Fostering Foundation provides a Skills to Fostering course, as a mandatory part of their assessment. The course aim is to inform prospective foster carers of the different aspects of fostering, including why children need foster homes, the impact of abuse and neglect on a child’s development and behaviours, how to support a traumatised child, working with professionals, reporting and recording and safer caring.
A big thank you to all those involved for making the training so worthwhile and successful.