Men In Foster Care training

Research shows that children and young people need to have positive male role models in their lives for healthy social, emotional and behavioural development. Yet being a man who works with children is challenging.

This course explores the challenges and promotes gender competence throughout the workforce.

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

This course will cover:
  • The benefits of men being involved as foster carers
  • The challenges that men feel they face in a fostering role
  • Good practice around solutions for some of these challenges
  • Safer care and male foster carers in the context of managing allegations
This Men in Foster Care course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about providing a positive male role model in the lives of looked after chidren.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 the benefits and challenges faced by men in foster care.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 1.5 hours 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.

Men In Foster Care eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Men In Foster Care course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand the importance of gender competence in all work with children and young people
  • Understand the gender related needs of a young person who has a distorted narrative about gender
  • Understand the concept of involved fathering and the importance of men in the children’s workforce.

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Additional course information

Here are example screenshots of our interactive learning in action. If you would like to see more of the course features before you subscribe, feel free to book a demo with the team, who would be delighted to show you how our online courses help support meaningful training.