Safer Caring for Foster Carers
Course Description

In-House Certification

4 hours


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. 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.

This 4 hour course enables learners to understand how to assess risk, what children need to feel safe and to develop ‘safer care guidelines’ for their household. 

Contact us for more information on this Safer Caring for Foster Carers Training Course by completing the enquiry form on the right or using the buttons below.

Attendees will 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

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