Health And Safety In Foster Care training

Foster carers or people who work or volunteer in health and social care settings, constitute a large and diverse sector of the workforce and they are invariably caring for those who are in some way vulnerable and are still learning about risk and how to keep themselves safe.

In order to ensure that service users and children are safe, it is essential for those working with them to be safe and healthy at work and within their practice and should receive ongoing and up-dated training to be able to ensure this.

As a foster carer you are accepting responsibility for your child’s safety and welfare on behalf of the Local Authority and/or fostering agency.

You will have undertaken safeguarding training as part of your foster care role. We want a child's experience in foster care to be a safe one, so alongside safeguarding you need to think about health and safety.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Who is at risk?
  • Case Studies
  • Why looked after children are more vulnerable?
  • Safety measures you need to consider for the children in your care
This Health & Safety in Foster Care course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about looking after and keeping safe the young people in their care.Whilst it provides focus for people working in Children's Services, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about protecting and safeguarding young people from potential hazards in the home.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 45 mins to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Health And Safety In Foster Care eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Health And Safety In Foster Care course

By the end of this training, you will know

  • What is Health and Safety and why it is necessary
  • Understand the importance of Risk Assessments
  • Understand Health and Safety Legislation
  • The Role of the Health and Safety Executive and Care Quality Commission
  • Health and Safety Responsibilities

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Additional course information

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