THE ATHENA PROGRAMME CONTINUES TO...
As The Athena Programme goes from strength
Foster care training covers a wide range of topics that can be clearly linked to three stages: pre approval, support and development and long term foster carer development. The training we offer covers the induction standards and directly correlates to the foster care workbook. Our training covers the national minimum standards including induction. We also have experience of facilitating foster care networks.
Standard 1: understand the principles and values essential for fostering children and young people
Standard 2: understand your role as a Foster Carer
Standard 3: understand health and safety, and healthy caring
Standard 4: know how to communicate effectively
Standard 5: understand the development of children and young people
Standard 6: safeguard children and young people (keep them safe from harm)
Standard 7: develop yourself
All foster care training is linked to the Children’s Workforce Development Council Guidance.