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Health & Safety for Foster Carers

Our Health and Safety for Foster Carers course enables attendees to identify the causes of most injuries in homes and what the hierarchy of control measures is.
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Learn how to notice an unsafe environment using a risk assessment.

What are the Fostering Services National Minimum Standards (England) 2011? What are the causes of falls, burns, collisions with another person or with an object, and poisoning? How could you of prevented a fall, burn, collision or poisoning? How do you treat a fall, burn, collision and poisoning? Why is drowning risks important to understand.

Our Health and Safety for Foster Carers course will help you answer the questions above and more. 

Nearly half of all childhood accidental injuries occur at home or in the garden.

Through our Health and Safety for Foster Carers course, you will gain an understanding of what the Risk Assessment Decision Tree is. You will the importance of ladder safety. You will learn what object and equipment should be worn and when they should be. You will learn what electrical hazards are as well as the risks that can be involved. You will learn why children in foster care potentially are more likely to have an accident in the home than a child that is not in foster care.

What does Health & Safety for Foster Carers cover?

  • What are the Fostering Services National Minimum Standards (England) 2011.
  • Recognise the different types of hazardous substances that can be found in the home. 
  • Recognise why it is important to have a fire marshal on sight in the home.
  • Understand the importance of checking carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors.
  • Demonstrate how to correctly fill out a child centred risk assessment.
  • Develop knowledge of what is hazardous waste and what is not.
  • Explore reasons to why car safety is important.

Who is our Health & Safety for Foster Carers for?

Our Health and Safety for Foster Carers course is for people who work in a foster care agency or that are a foster carer themselves. This course will provide the delegates with knowledge and skills to make the home safer for the children/ child and to try and prevent injury.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Discuss the most common causes of injuries in a home.
  • Discuss what the hierarchy of control measures is.
  • Recognise why infection control measures are important.
  • Be able to assess when a risk assessment should be carried out.
  • Discuss why having knowledge of sharp injuries with children is important for foster carers to have. 
  • Evaluate what COSHH signs look like. 
  • Develop knowledge, skills, and strategies to develop positive safe environments for the children in homes.

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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I can say with all truth that this service is class A1. We have used there Breakaway Restraint/conflict management & also E-learning courses services for many years now & everything has been delivered professionally and extremely clearly with no problems.
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I have been on several training courses run by this company over the last. Each time the trainer have been really good at making the course contact interesting and interactive. This certainly helps me to remember everything. Would recommend them.
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I absolutely love attending training with Able Training. The courses are professionally prepared and delivered and the trainers are of a very high standard and are very engaging and knowledgeable. Awesome!
Rebecca Markham
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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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Great 'Restraint training' course at Earlham Primary School in North London. Very professional and would highly recommend to other schools. Friendly, to the point, and tailored to our requirements. Thank you.

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Whether you’re an established enterprise or a growing startup, we’ve got your training needs covered. Trusted by companies of all sizes including:
Alzheimer’s Society, Mind, Foster Care Associates, Nursing Midwifery Council and the Scouts.

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