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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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.
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.
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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