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Supporting our Foster Carers is paramount in ensuring a healthy and happy home for the Children we foster. Part of the support offered by us is a comprehensive training package tailored to fit the Carer and the placement.
We have categorised our learning into four different stages:

Induction Training

All foster carers would have completed the Skills to Foster course during the assessment process.

Following approval at panel as Foster Carers, you will be allocated a Supervising Social Worker. Together, you will agree a person-centred induction programme.

You will be required to complete the Training, Support and Development Standards course (TSD) within 12 months of approval. This is a requirement for all approved Foster Carers in England.

The full induction process will last for 12 months to give you the opportunity to learn your new role.

Core Training

Newly approved Foster Carers should complete core training within 12 months of approval. Once completed, some elements of the core training programme will need to be renewed every 2 – 3 years, dependent on the certificate expiry date and course frequency.

Our core training programme includes;

  • Promoting Contact
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Medication Administration
  • Health and Safety
  • Training, Support and Development Standards (TSD)
  • Safer Caring
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Equality and Diversity
  • First Aid
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Safe Handling 

Matching Training

You may be asked to receive specific learning prior to a child being placed with you. This will be dependent on the individual needs of the child and foster family. Any matching training will be directly related to meeting the needs of the child or young person.

Bespoke Training

Foster Carers have the opportunity to request training which they would like to attend, to support and enhance their knowledge and skills. Wherever possible, Credo Care will seek to meet the training requests either with a group learning activity, e-learning or with an external provider.

Wherever possible, Credo Care actively promotes the use of online training. 

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About Credo Care

Credo Care was established in 2000 as the UK's first independent fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning difficulties.

Our goals are to raise the standards of disability care for children, reduce the financial burden of long-term residential and hospice care on local authorities and to ensure that becoming a foster parent is a positive and rewarding experience for all of our carers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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  • Head office: 12 High Street, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9AJ
  • Phone: 0330 123 5530
  • Email: Using Contact Form