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First Aid for Foster Carers

Our First Aid for Foster Carers course enables attendees to become a first aider as well as use the techniques to aid during situations which is designed to meet standard 6.7 of the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services.
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Learn how to notice indicators of the need of a first aider after an accident and how to use an AED and perform CPR correctly and safely.

What are the Fostering Services National Minimum Standards (England) 2011? What is the role of a first aider? How do we minimise infection? What are the aims of a first aider? What is inside a first aid kit? What is the chain of survival? What is the difference between child and infant recovery positions? What are seizures and how do they occur? How do you tell if choking is mild or severe? How is asthma recognised and treated? How is anaphylaxis recognised and treated?

Through our First Aid for Foster Carers course, you will gain an understanding of the importance of a first aider as well as their roles and responsibilities. You will learn what should be inside of a first aid kit. You will learn the dos and don’ts’ when aiding a casualty that is unconscious. You will learn the difference in how to aid an adult when choking and a child when choking. You will learn what Asthma is and why it is important to understand when emergency services should be contacted.

What does First Aid for Foster Carers cover?

  • What is CPR and how do you correctly and safely perform CPR.
  • Recognise the primary survey and how the acronym DRABC is used.
  • Recognise how to aid a child or infant if they vomit during resuscitation.
  • Recognise how to aid a child or infant when they are unconscious by using the acronyms FISH and SHAPED.
  • Develop an understanding of The Respiratory System and how it can be affected by certain conditions. 
  • Explore reasons to when you should seek medical advice.

Who is our First Aid for Foster Carers for?

Our First Aid for Foster Carers course is for delegates who are looking to be a first aid but specifically in foster care or as a foster carer themselves. Having the knowledge will help you to recognise, prevent and aid the child when needed. 

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the first aider.
  • Discuss what CPR is, how it is given correctly and when CPR should be administered.
  • Recognise the different types of wounds and how we would treat them.
  • Be able to recognise and treat a burn, and to be able to know when the emergency services should be notified.
  • Discuss what an AED is and how the pads should be placed on a child.
  • Evaluate the different types of wounds, illnesses, or conditions that a first aider may need to aid the individual for.
  • Develop knowledge, skills and strategies to develop positive environments for the first aider as well as anyone else in the vicinity or an accident.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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Fantastic training , I have participated in a number of courses over the last 12 months , each course has been very interesting and helpful to my role as a foster Carer , the information is presented in a interesting way and gets each point across effectively, I would highly recommend them ! I am looking forward to more in the near future .
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