Training

Fostering Dudley West Midlands

Valuable skills...

Ikon Fostering’s free training is specially formulated to give you the right skills and confidence needed for you to be a good foster carer and so that you get a high level of satisfaction in your role.

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Foster Care Birmingham West Midlands
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Carer Training 3
Foster Care Allowances UK
Carer Training 4
Fostering Cannock Staffordshire

Skills training for foster carers...

Proven and effective training courses are available to each and everyone of our foster carers. These are high quality, free, flexible and straightforward. The way they have been designed is so that you get access to the valuable skills that help you grow in confidence and know how.

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Training that fits around your life...

Our foster carers love our training as it can be fitted around their lifestyles and you can access many courses online from your computer phone or tablet.

  • All trainers have personal experience in fostering
  • Get access to carers where you can meet and share stories and experience including regular foster carer support groups, therapeutic support forums and a buddying-up system for new carers
  • Special training for caring for children with challenging behaviours or on the autism spectrum
  • Gain skills to meet challenges head-on
  • Emphasis on Therapeutic parenting early on as an Ikon carer 

We offer overview courses for new foster carers, as well as more bespoke training for specialist types of foster care. Our most popular courses include:

  • Therapeutic parenting
  • Supporting young people with autism and Asperger’s
  • Attachment and bonding in abused and neglected children (DDP)
  • Parent and child fostering
  • Health outcomes (led by a local GP)

Some children have not had the chance to develop a secure, positive, close relationship with a parent or caregiver in early life which can lead to trauma and difficulties in trusting others.

We recognise the importance of equipping our foster carers with the skills they need to care for traumatised children and young people, and we offer a range of support services to both carers and children.

One of the key approaches we use is through Therapeutic models and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). This is an attachment focused therapy and parenting approach that helps improve the emotional health of children and supports the reparative healing that traumatised children need.

This approach was originally developed by Dan Hughes as a therapeutic intervention for families who were fostering or had adopted children with significant developmental trauma and insecurity of attachment. It is consistent with the needs of children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma.

Therapeutic parenting training is available to both all and experienced carers and forms part of the ethos of Ikon Fostering.

An Investment in You with Foster Care Training

With an aim to build transformational futures for vulnerable children and young people Ikon Fostering is dedicated to providing the best in training.

If you have any questions about foster care training or any aspect of becoming a foster carer feel free to contact us and request a callback.

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Start your fostering journey with Ikon Fostering

Dedicated and Supportive

We place young people and children with foster carers across the UK, including: Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Bilston, Aldridge, Lichfield, Tamworth, Telford, Birmingham, Coventry, Stafford, Warwick, Worcester, Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, surrounding areas and many other parts of the UK.

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"Sincere and genuine. Very efficient and honest in my opinion. Makes it easier to do the demanding job that is fostering when you have people on your side that let you get on with it."
Fostering Agency Walsall
Alan Ranganathan
Foster Carer
"A very caring service with great staff. Nice family feel to the agency."
Fostering Agency West Midlands
George McCloud
Foster Carer
"Ikon Fostering were nothing but professional and polite people - Helped me with all my enquires about adoption and starting the adoption process especially with being a younger person of a single status. Very impressed and would recommend to anyone."
Fostering Service Walsall
Leonie Moore
Foster Carer & Parent