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Because we are part of the city council we invest heavily in enabling foster carers to develop their skills and expertise. We offer courses that cover just about every subject you would ever need to be a foster carer. This includes training on a wide range of topics including first aid, child protection, safer care, equality and diversity, education, health, working with birth parents, childhood attachments and preparing young people for independence, plus specialist training in topics such as mental health.

We understand that a lot of our carers will have full time jobs so we make sure we tailor our training to fit around your commitments including daytimes, evenings, weekends - and even training that can be done online in your own time.

We also aim for foster carers to be able to access professional qualifications in foster care if they wish to do so. We will offer you all the help and support we can to make sure you feel able to care for the children you’ll be welcoming into your home.

As a foster carer you are helping us make a difference in a child's life and we feel it only right we offer you as many opportunities to learn new skills as we can.

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