The training/accreditation pathway for both new and existing carers has been developed to provide structured training and a career pathway for all carers who are approved Foster Carers for West Sussex County Council.
 
The training offered in these pathways is also available to Adopters, Supported Lodgings Providers and Family and Friends Carers.

There are three levels, you can see the training at each level in the documents below, you can also find more information in the documents below or on the West Sussex County Council Website.
 

Supporting Information

 

Pathway Levels

 

Continuing Development Tool

  

Booking Events
All events that are part of the Foster Carer pathways are listed below and can be booked directly from this page. Alternatively you can search all events on the Learning and Development Gateway.
 
 
15 results found.
First Aid Training for Foster Carers
This full day course is for foster carers and provides the knowledge and skills required to perform First Aid. There is a combination of theory and practical exercises that will enable you to treat children and young people who have suffered accidents and received injuries as a result. This event is strictly for pre-booked, confirmed delegates only. You will not be permitted to attend if you do not have a confirmed booking.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 25 February 202109:15 - 17:00Worthing - Centenary HouseFestival
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 25 February 2021

09:15 - 17:00

Worthing - Centenary House

Festival


Open document list 2 attached documents
First Aid Training for Foster Carers (EVENT FULL)
This full day course is for foster carers and provides the knowledge and skills required to perform First Aid. There is a combination of theory and practical exercises that will enable you to treat children and young people who have suffered accidents and received injuries as a result. This event is strictly for pre-booked, confirmed delegates only. You will not be permitted to attend if you do not have a confirmed booking.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 4 March 202109:15 - 17:00Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 4 March 2021

09:15 - 17:00

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 306


Open document list 2 attached documents
Fire Safety Awareness (Foster Carers/Shared Lives Carers) (EVENT FULL)
This half day workshop is for Foster Carers and Social Workers only. It explains the importance of fire safety assessments and strategies to minimise the risk of fires.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 24 March 202109:30 - 12:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideGoodwood Room
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 24 March 2021

09:30 - 12:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Goodwood Room


Event Full - Request a place on the reserve list Open document list 2 attached documents
The Secrets of Self Harm
This one day webinar using Zoom, is for relevant staff to develop their understanding of issues related to Self Harm. Some people use self harming behaviour as a coping strategy when life gets unbearable. This interactive workshop, which includes group discussion and practical exercises provides an opportunity to explore personal stories of the intricacy of self harm.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 25 March 202110:00 - 17:00Online LearningTBA
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 25 March 2021

10:00 - 17:00

Online Learning

TBA


Equality, Diversity and Anti-Discriminatory Practice Webinar for Foster Carers
This 3-hour webinar is for foster carers who have not completed the 3-hour Cultural Competence webinar. This course is part of the Foster Carers pathway and seeks to enable you to support children in your care to explore and develop a sense of identity. Important To be able to access and participate in this webinar you must have the following:
  • Access to a laptop or computer,
  • Access to the Internet,
  • A web camera with microphone,
  • Ability to connect to ...
  • SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Tuesday 30 March 202110:00 - 13:00Online LearningTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Tuesday 30 March 2021

    10:00 - 13:00

    Online Learning

    TBA


    Open document list 1 attached document

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