What our carers say about their fostering training

At Brighton and Hove City Council Fostering Team we always want to hear directly from our carers about their experiences. This week we chatted to some of our carers about the training they've attended. We believe continuous training and development helps our carers feel confident in their fostering roles and ensures they are equipped with a variety of tools and techniques to better support the children they look after. Here's what they had to say:

Liz

What do you think of the fostering training at Brighton and Hove City Council?

I have enjoyed the training and learnt lots. The sessions are interactive, informative and combine a good amount of theory with sharing of experiences. 

What has been your favourite course and why?

The ‘Skills for Fostering’ training was a lovely group training experience. We journeyed into fostering together and were introduced to a wide range of theory which we were encouraged to reflect on and relate to our own personal experiences. 

Have you felt supported fostering with us?

A Big Yes. 

Natasa

The training has been hugely helpful in informing my practice as a carer, particularly in understanding behaviour and developing my knowledge around tools and strategies to support children.

There has been an excellent variety of training available and it is all usually held within school hours, so it doesn’t interfere with school pick ups and drop offs.

It has been a really positive experience meeting people from across the council and in different services as they always have interesting perspectives and experience to draw on.  It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with other carers.

Mandy

The fostering training is invaluable. It really helps with the understanding of the challenges we face and it helps the children we care for.

Michelle

What do you think of the fostering training at Brighton and Hove City Council?

The training is of very good content and always good from a social aspect to get together with other carers.

What has been your favourite course and why?

Attachment training was my favourite as you get a real insight into the ‘whys’ behind certain behavioural challenges. 

Have you felt supported fostering with Brighton and Hove. 

Yes I have felt supported by staff as well as by the connections made between carers.

Karen

What do you think of the fostering training at Brighton and Hove City Council?

I always enjoy training it is great to have an opportunity to meet others while learning.

What has been your favourite course and why?

My favourite course is Positive Interventions , because it helps with practical skills practice and reminds you that behaviour which may be deemed negative is a young persons way of communicating something. 

 

If you're interested to find out more about fostering, we are holding an information session on Tues 21st November at Sussex Cricket Ground at 6.30pm.

Alternatively give us a call on 01273 295444 or visit our website www.brighton-hove.gov.uk