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Safer Caring for Foster Carers

This course enables learners to understand how to assess risk, what children need to feel safe and to develop ‘safer care guidelines’ for a fostering environment.
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About this course

Carers constantly have to balance risks in the everyday decisions they take for themselves and the people they care for.

There are risks associated with caring for traumatised children and young people. The children are, by definition, vulnerable and therefore at risk, but there are also risks to carers, staff and other children. By opening their doors to potentially traumatised children, carers are risking their health, happiness and peace of mind.

What does Safer Caring for Foster Carers cover?

Not only can we not eliminate risk from everyday life, but trying to do so can have negative side effects, and can prevent people from learning and developing their own awareness of risk and how to stay safe. So the key to good, safer caring is about carers being aware of the risks involved for particular people in different situations, and making well thought through decisions, in partnership with the social workers and any other services involved.

Risk can never be eliminated completely. Safer caring involves assessing and managing the complex risks that face children, foster carers and families, as well as the other children, adults and agencies involved.

Who is our Safer Caring for Foster Carers for?

People in care are often particularly vulnerable, so carers need to understand and manage the particular risks they may face, while helping people to have as normal a life as they can.

Safer caring is all about being “risk sensible”, not risk averse. It is about carers understanding and balancing the risks involved in a particular activity or decision, rather than applying a set of rules in all circumstances.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Understand the principles of parental responsibility and delegated authority in relation to foster care
  • Recognise the benefits of an up to date Safe Care policy
  • Understand the risks, hazards and vulnerability within foster care
  • Assess and manage risks
  • Understand the impact of stress trauma on both the foster child and those that care for them in relation to risk management
  • Define the terms allegation, complaint and serious concern
  • Outline the general and child specific contents of a safe care policy

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 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!
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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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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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