Training Resources - Amicus Foster Care

Training Resources

There are a number of online training resources relating to fostering and child services. Please feel free to browse the below and follow the links provided!

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fostering hope webinar – 24th June 11AM – 12:15PM

Clare Walker, Domestic Abuse consultant, trainer, and expert witness will be talking to us about supporting mothers in PAC foster placements. For foster carers, social workers and others working with mothers with social care involvement. 

To access the webinar please click here.

Fostering training: lgbtq+ course

This month Fostering Training are celebrating Pride! On this occasion and by popular demand, their “Introduction to LGBTQ+ identities and issues” is available again for free for the whole of June! 

To access this course, please click here.

BRISTOL SAFEGUARDING WEBINAR: CSE

”The warning signs were all there but no one noticed” – Recognising and Responding to Child Sexual Exploitation.

To access a recording of the webinar, please click here

from care to where? podcast

From Care To Where? is a podcast created and hosted by Christel Dee that shares the inspirational stories of care leavers. Each episode features a care experienced person reflecting on their journey through the care system, the challenges they faced and how they got to where they are today. To access the podcasts, please click here.

FOSTERING NETWORK

The Fostering Network have provided a presentation on tax and national insurance as Foster Carers, which can be found here. Further information can be found on their online shop and through their advisor on 020 7401 9582.

They have also provided resource page on Safer Caring.

NATIONAL CHILDRENS DAY

In honour of National Childrens Day (16th May), Fostering Training have provided a free course on Childrens Rights until the end of the month. This short course focusses on the rights of children in the context of care and special needs. To access this course, please click here.

Podcast archives – diversity trust

Podcasts on Equality and Diversity topics

Childnet

Online safety for children

Parents and Carers

Online Safety Activities

NSPCC

Training – NSPCC online sources, with a strong focus on safeguarding

Children and Families at risk – Explanation of forms of young person abuse and their effects

Training Exchange

Company based in Easton, Bristol, offering courses both online and in-person.

Training Exchange Courses

Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police offer free seminars, which can be booked through Eventbrite. Please be aware they are very popular so you’ll need to book quickly!

Seminars

SAFFRON

Sexual Assault Centre offering online seminars through Eventbrite.

SAFFRON seminars

ANNA FREUD NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Organisation promoting mental health for young people

Parents and Carers

fostering hope

Promoting excellence in parent and child foster care.

There is an excellent section on Additional Resources, Websites and Films.

They also have a Facebook page with themes and topics.

inspire training

“Leading experts in Therapeutic Parenting and Trauma”

Their course on “Therapeutically De-escalating Violence” has been recommended by one of our foster carers.

Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership (kbsp)

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south gloucestershire council

South Gloucestershire Council offer a range of helpful webinars, available to all.

Courses

fostering training

A variety of moderately priced courses featuring specialisms within fostering.

Courses

off the record – diffusion

A range of courses and services designed to help young people develop the confidence, knowledge and skill to improve mental health. Courses running between April and July 2021.

Courses

quinlan scholarship

A scholarship designed to support care-experienced young adults who wish to go to university.

Click here