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):