Training and Support

As a foster carer, what kind of training will I get?

It is recognised that Fostering has become increasingly demanding and complex.  Training is viewed as an important element of Liberty Foster Care’s support to Foster Carers and comprehensive post-approval training is made available to all Foster Carers.

The skills to foster training will enable you to fully familiarise yourself with the issues involved in the care of children and how these may impact on you and your family.

All training is designed to both prepare Foster Carers for Fostering and help them work positively with children and young people who are in need. This includes undertaking training to work therapeutically with children. Our training is available both online and onsite whereby you meet as a group. All training programmes are organised and delivered to ensure that the timing is convenient for you.

As an applicant, you will be expected to attend two-day skills to foster preparation training course. This will give you an understanding of fostering why children come in to care as well as the challenges their needs may present to you. With the help of group activities, the Skills to Foster preparation group will help you to understand your role and responsibilities as a foster carer.

As a foster carer, what kind of support will I get?

To help support you in your role as a carer we offer:

  • Regular supervision visits from a social worker
  • Monthly visit and a regular telephone calls
  • Generous foster care allowances
  • Comprehensive training programme offered throughout the year
  • Opportunities to undertake the Applied Therapeutic Training
  • Membership of the Foster Talk
  • Independent Foster Carers Association
  • 24/7 social work support
  • Annual foster carer events
  • A foster carer forum
  • Legal protection insurance

Fostering for Liberty means that you are never on your own, and will be part of a wider team of professionals who work together to improve the life chances and quality of life of foster children.

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