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Local training that’s easy to understand and apply

Becoming a foster carer means you make a real difference to a young person’s life. It’s also a great opportunity to develop your personal and professional skills. From application to approval, you will be given all the training you need to begin caring for a child in care, but this is by no means where your learning stops. Along with some mandatory training, you’ll be able to focus on what you love most about fostering and improving your skills. We want to give you all the tools you need to be the best foster carer you can be.

"As Solihull foster carers, we have ongoing, quality training and regular support from our supervising social worker"

Training during assessment

All potential foster carers go through a training course to prepare them for the essential skills needed in this rewarding role. The course is run by our experienced social workers and there are opportunities to speak with current foster carers to hear their stories and share their experiences. 

Ongoing training

Every day is a learning opportunity as a foster carer and a lot of what you will learn throughout your fostering journey will count towards building your Skill Level. There are three Skill Levels, each one focussing on different areas of fostering including therapeutic parenting, caring for additional needs and safeguarding.

"We've had fantastic training, great advice and we've exchanged numbers with other local foster carers too"