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All new foster carers will be expected to attend and participate in the ’Skills to Foster’ course. All prospective carers in all agencies do this training. It helps to look at what it would be like to foster a child who is separated from their birth family, as this is different from bringing up birth children.

The course can be done in your home or in a larger group. We try to make it both fun and informative. It will help you to decide whether or not fostering is for you and your family. If you decide to become a foster carer other training will be regularly offered.

Time Out Fostering sees training as a vital part of a carer’s support and we are committed to providing quality training.

We believe there is always something new to learn and that it is important to share experiences with each other.

There are at least ten half-day courses that have to be attended during the first three years. We aim for our courses to be educational and fun.

There will also be training available to the daughters and sons of foster carers.

We support and finance our foster carers who wish to do the QCF level 3 Health and Social Care, children and young people qualification, as recommended by the government standards for foster care.

We have our own internal A1 award qualified QCF assessor.

We work in partnership with the West Sussex care training consortium providing quality training for foster carers.

See our News for the latest training events.

For any suggestions for training that you would like just email us at office@timeoutfostering.co.uk.




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