Foster care training

Foster Care Training

Prior to your approval as a Diagrama foster carer, you will need to complete the Skills to Foster training course.

Once approved, we then offer regular training opportunities which cover a wide range of topics. All training is offered free of charge. Our prospective adopters are also welcome to benefit from this.

Our training is delivered by subject experts and aims to provide you with a broad range of skills and understanding of the types of challenges you may face when fostering or adopting a child. It is designed to give practical guidance too - not just the theory - with tools and resources you’ll need to provide a child or young person with a safe, loving environment.

You’ll learn about setting boundaries, routines, play and emotional support as well as parenting teenagers, working with difficult behaviour and parenting children with ADHD.

Topics may include:

  • Trauma
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Preparation for Independence / endings.
  • Sensory Integration
  • Life Story work

Our training calendar is updated regularly on our blog. We encourage all our foster carers to attend our training sessions wherever possible.