The Fostering Foundation have arranged for online mandatory training to be available through The Training Hub who is the UK’s largest hub of resources, created specifically for the Foster Care sector. There are 21 standard courses available to our carers. Carers can also access the Big Initiative courses that are available on a range of subjects, (see below for more details). There is also a Foster Carer Forum to share experiences and mix with other carers.
Carers have started to be signed up to courses and you will be receiving log in details and be allocated courses shortly if you have not already. The feedback has been positive so far (with one carer completing six courses over the weekend!) We appreciate that this is a very challenging times for families with us all socially distancing and many self isolating due to Covid-19. We know that our carers are facing additional challenges however we want to enable our carers to still learn, develop and have access to quality training.
The Foster Care Training Hub has successfully facilitated over 2.2 million online courses since 2014. We offer the UK’s largest cohort of online subjects, covering all of your mandatory and specialist requirements.
All of our online training is built upon scientific evidence. This means it is engaging, interactive, and is supported by unique modules which include; assessments, course-related handbooks, and an in-depth learning outcome review to ensure the learning outcomes have been met by the learner.
The training is created by leading practitioners. It is CPD accredited and covers all the standards and regulations.
As a part of The Big Initiative, we provide free preventative young people online courses on subjects such as gangs, knife crime, self-harm, and life skills. There is also free specialist training for adults that work with young people, in addition to free adult well-being training to help look after their mental health.