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Fostering Training

Fostering a child or young person is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you can do.  It is a way of providing a family life for children who cannot live with their own parents.

The Fostering Training Catalogue will be distributed by our Fostering Training Officer to foster carers by email and courses can be requested in response or via Training Support. Please see the Catalogue circulated for more details.

Please read the following guidance, which is for all carers to adhere to when booking and attending training:  

  1. To book a course please email your request to Training Support on training.support@southampton.gov.uk 
  2. Do not assume that because you have been on a waiting list previously that you have an automatic place on any of the training courses.  Course certificates will be sent out via email following completion of a training course.
  3. Non-attendance at courses can be very costly, particularly when the course includes external trainers. It is your responsibility to ensure that if you are unable to attend a training course for whatever reason, that you give a minimum of 24 hours notice of a cancellation so that the place can be allocated to someone else.  We do understand that there will be the rare occasion where non attendance is outside of your control. Most courses are timed to fit in with school hours, but this is not always possible, particularly with First Aid. Carers who do not stay for the duration of any course will not receive a certificate.
  4. Confirmation of a place on a training course will be sent to you via email. It is then your responsibility to ensure that you contact training support as above to let them know if you will not be attending.  If we do not hear from you we will assume you are attending and you will be catered for.
  5. Whilst we recognise that training is an opportunity to network with other carers it is important that all participants at training remain respectful during the training session and use the breaks provided to socialise with colleagues.
  6. If you have any specific requirements that the trainers need to be made aware of, please be sure to mention this when booking a place on the training.  If this material is needed in a larger format please do not hesitate to contact Training Support - training.support@southampton.gov.uk 

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