Safer Foster Care training

There are risks associated with caring for traumatised children and young people. The children are, by definition, vulnerable and therefore at risk, but there are also risks to others including carers, staff and other children.

This course on Safer Foster Care enables learners to understand the nature of these risks and to develop the knowledge and confidence to assess and manage the risks that are an inevitable part of foster care.

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

This course will cover:
  • The definitions of harm and risk
  • Assessing the level of risk for a child
  • How to make care as safe as possible
  • How to prepare a Safer Caring plan
This Safer Foster Care course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about the risks associated with caring for traumatised children and young people.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 safer fostering.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 3 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.

Safer Foster Care eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Safer Foster Care course

By the end of this training, you will:

  • Understand that safer foster care is about understanding, assessing and managing risk, harm and benefits
  • Know how to assess and manage risks to the child
  • Know how to assess and manage risks to the foster family
  • Understand how to make care as safe as possible

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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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.