Training and events

Thursday, 28 April, 2022

This new training course will introduce participants to the development of the teenage brain as adolescence progresses and identify what this brain change mean for teenage development. We will explore the difference between ‘normal’ development and mental health and look at how trauma can affect behaviours and relationships for a young person in foster care. The trainer will also provide some practical techniques to help teenagers regulate their emotions.

 

The course is delivered by Natalie Silcox who  specialises in delivering training on legislation, policy and procedure within children’s services and also works independently as a registered social worker. She previously managed a local authority fostering team before being promoted to the role of Service Manager for a Regional Fostering Service. Natalie is also a qualified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, bringing this knowledge and expertise into her training delivery

Start time:
10:00
End time:
14:30
Location:
Online
Event type:
Training events and workshops
Tuesday, 10 May, 2022

A Foster Care Fortnight training event hosted by Scotland's Moving On project and Children's Health Scotland. Training on loss and change and the impact on children in foster care, whose lives may have been subject to much change. How does loss and change impact on the child's emotional wellbeing and how can Foster Carers best support the child, (themselves and their families) to manage the feelings which flow from change and loss. 

Start time:
10:00
End time:
14:00
Location:
Zoom
Region:
Scotland
Event type:
Online training
Wednesday, 11 May, 2022

Presentation and discussion group for foster carers to learn more about The Promise and what part foster carers play in helping to keep The Promise in Scotland. Hosted by Laura Graham, The Fostering Network The Promise implementation manager.

Start time:
13:00
End time:
14:30
Location:
Zoom
Region:
Scotland
Event type:
Online training
Wednesday, 11 May, 2022

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, staff in the Fostering Attainment and Achievement service are hosting a wellbeing event for foster and kinship carers in Northern Ireland to come together in the seaside town of Newcastle, County Down.

Start time:
10:00
End time:
13:30
Location:
Burrendale Hotel, Country Club & Spa, 51 Castlewellan Rd, Newcastle BT33 0JY
Event type:
Foster Care Fortnight
Thursday, 12 May, 2022

A virtual round table event for Local Authority fostering services, a deep dive into the foster carer status thematic report on the status of foster carers and foster carer charters. Hosted by Jacqueline Cassidy, Director for Scotland Practice and Sara Smith head of operations for Scotland 

Start time:
11:00
End time:
12:30
Location:
Zoom
Region:
Scotland
Event type:
Membership events
Start time:
10:30
End time:
12:00
Location:
zoom
Event type:
Foster Care Fortnight
Thursday, 12 May, 2022

The Fostering Network have been working with The Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI). To celebrate Foster Care Fortnight and recognise the importance of fostering communities, we are jointly hosting our first international celebration of community and foster care awareness.

Start time:
18:30
End time:
20:00
Location:
Zoom webinar
Event type:
Foster Care Fortnight
Saturday, 14 May, 2022

An all day event celebrating fostering communities, our young advocates project, moving on project, our Promise work and all The Fostering Network does in Scotland. This is to be a fun informal celebratory day, an opportunity to celebrate foster care and come together for the first time since 2018. 

Open to any foster family in Scotland with The Fostering Network membership.

Start time:
11:00
End time:
15:00
Location:
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
Event type:
Foster Care Fortnight
Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Presentation and discussion for foster carers in Scotland to learn more about the Promise and what part foster carers play in helping keep the Promise. 

Start time:
10:00
End time:
11:30
Location:
Zoom
Region:
Scotland
Event type:
Information event
Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

An opportunity for foster carers in Scotland to learn from Enquire and The Fostering Network about children's rights in education and how you as a foster carer can support children by advocating for them in an education setting. Funded by the Young Advocates project. 

Start time:
10:00
End time:
14:00
Location:
Zoom
Region:
Scotland
Event type:
Training events and workshops
Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Hear how our projects and programmes promote #FosteringCommunities this Foster Care Fortnight. 

Start time:
14:00
End time:
15:30
Location:
Zoom
Region:
England
Event type:
Foster Care Fortnight
Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

A virtual round table event for Independent Fostering Services in Scotland to discuss and deep dive into the thematic report on the status of foster carers and the foster carers charters. 

Hosted by Jacqueline Cassidy, Director for Scotland and Practice and Sara Smith head of operations for Scotland.

Start time:
14:00
End time:
15:30
Location:
Zoom
Region:
Scotland
Event type:
Membership events
Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Y Pythefnos Gofal Maeth hwn, mae arnom eisiau dathlu’n cymunedau maethu yng Nghymru, a phopeth y maent yn ei wneud i sicrhau y gofalir am blant ac y cânt eu cynorthwyo i ffynnu.  Felly, down â’n cymuned ynghyd ar gyfer digwyddiad am ddim, sy’n llawn hwyl: Canwch gyda Ni!

This Foster Care Fortnight, we want to celebrate our fostering communities in Wales, and all they do to ensure children are cared for and supported to thrive. So, we are bringing our community together for a fun, free event: Sing with Us!

Start time:
10:00
End time:
12:00
Location:
Online
Event type:
Foster Care Fortnight
Thursday, 19 May, 2022

A webinar that aims to bust a few myths about who can foster and share the positive diversity within fostering.

Start time:
13:00
End time:
14:00
Location:
Zoom
Region:
England
Event type:
Foster Care Fortnight
Saturday, 21 May, 2022

As part of Foster Care Fortnight we are holding a family fun day to celebrate the fostering community within the Western Health and Social Care Trust. 

 

Start time:
11:30
End time:
14:00
Location:
Glenpark Estate, 150 Glenpark Road, Omagh, BT79 7SU
Event type:
Foster Care Fortnight
Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

This course will explore the role of Assessing Family and Friends/Kinship foster carers

Start time:
10:00
End time:
15:00
Location:
Online
Tuesday, 07 June, 2022

To enable participants to increase knowledge and confidence in the virtual delivery of The Skills to Foster pre approval training course.

Start time:
9:45
End time:
15:00
Location:
Online
Wednesday, 15 June, 2022

This one day training course enables participants to reflect on supervision and their role as a supervising social worker

Start time:
10:00
End time:
14:00
Location:
Online
Event type:
Training events and workshops
Wednesday, 27 July, 2022

To enable participants to increase knowledge and confidence in the virtual delivery of The Skills to Foster pre approval training course.

Start time:
10:00
End time:
14:30
Location:
Online
Event type:
Training events and workshops
Friday, 14 October, 2022

This one day training course will explore the role of the Fostering Panel Advisor

Start time:
10:00
End time:
15:00
Location:
Online