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Information for approved foster carers

​​​​​​​​​​​This section is for approved foster carers to access support, information and resources. ​

Training calendar for foster carers​​

You can view our foster carer training courses in the tables below. You need to book your place to attend any of these courses.

Once you've booked, the trainer will contact you one week before the course to let you know the venue and the times of the morning, afternoon or full day courses.

How to book your place on a course

RBSCB: To book your place on a course where Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Board (RBSCB) is the trainer, visit the RBSCB website and complete their application form

Workforce Learning and Development:Application forms for Workforce Learning and Development training will be sent to carers by email before each event. When completed, these should be emailed to

July 2018 training

Title DateTime Trainer
​Attachment and related child development theoriesMonday, 2 July 2018 9.30am-4.30pm Workforce Learning and Development
​Fire safety talk​Tuesday, 3 July 2018​9.30am-11amWorkforce Learning and Development
​Basic introduction to safeguarding children​Wednesday, 4 July 201810am-12.30pm Workforce Learning and Development
Foster carer and children's outdoor education session​Wednesday, 4 July 20184.30pm-7pmWorkforce Learning and Development
​Working together to safeguard childrenThursday, 5 July 2018Full dayRBSCB
​Cultural awareness​Tuesday, 10 July 2018​9.30am-11.30amWorkforce Learning and Development
Toxic trio - parental​Wednesday, 11 July 2018Full dayRBSCB
​Domestic abuse​Thursday, 19 July 2018​MorningRBSCB

September 2018 training

Training nameDateTime Trainer
​First aidWednesday, 5 September 2018 9.30am-4.30pm Workforce Learning and Development
​Autism awareness seminar​Wednesday, 12 September 2018​1.30pm-4.30pm
​Safeguarding individuals with additional needs​Friday, 21 September 2018Morning RBSCB
RSPCA breaking the chain - reduce risks of animal cruelty with children in your careWednesday, 26 September 20189.30-1pm Workforce Learning and Development
​Working together to safeguard children​Wednesday, 26 September 2018​Full dayRBSCB
​Human trafficking and modern day slavery​Wednesday, 26 September 2018AfternoonRBSCB
​Introduction to Personal Education Plans (PEPs) and your role in the education of cared for children​Thursday, 27 September 2018​9.30am-11amWorkforce Learning and Development

October 2018 training for foster carers

TitleDateTime Trainer
​Toxic trio - parentalWednesday, 3 October 2018 Full day RBSCB
​Medication awareness​Wednesday, 10 October 20189.30am-midday
​Child sexual exploitation (CSE)​Thursday, 11 October 2018​Morning RBSCB
Planning for Permanence - Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) and Staying Put
Thursday, 11 October 2018​​9.30am-11.30am
Workforce Learning and Development
Infant feeding and weaning​Monday, 15 October 2018Midday-2pmWorkforce Learning and Development
​Child sexual abuse​Wednesday, 17 October 2018Full day

November 2018 training

TitleDateTime Trainer
​Domestic abuseThursday, 1 November 2018 Morning
​Fire safety talkTuesday, 6 November 2018​9.30am-11am
​Raising awareness of preventing radicalisation (WRAP)​Thursday, 15 November 2018​10am-midday
Basic introduction to safeguarding children​Thursday, 22 November 201810am-12.30pm
​Making the home an early learning home​Tuesday, 27 November 2018​9.30am-11.30am

December 2018 training

Title DateTime Trainer
​Safer working practice - includes lone workingWednesday, 5 December 201810am-midday
​Attachment and related child development theories​Wednesday, 5 December 2018​9.30am-4.30pm

January 2019 training

TitleDateTime Trainer
​First aidWednesday, 9 January 20199.30am-4.30pm
​Cultural awarenessThursday, 17 January 20199.30am-11.30am
​Exploring EET (education, employment, training) options for post 16 year olds​Wednesday, 30 January 2019​6pm-8pm

February 2019 training

TitleDateTime Trainer
Planning for Permanence - Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) and Staying Put
​Tuesday, 5 February 2019
​Workforce Learning and Development
​Youth justice briefing
Friday, 15 February 2019

March 2019 training

TitleDateTime Trainer
​Medication awarenessWednesday, 6 March 20199.30am-midday
​Making the home a literacy rich home - supporting school work at homeThursday, 14 March 20199.30am-11.30am
​First aid​Wednesday, 20 March 2019​9.30am-4.30pm

Foster carers information​

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57-59 Drake Street
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