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.
 
 
45 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 26 July 201809:15 - 17:00Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 26 July 2018

09:15 - 17:00

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


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Child Protection Awareness (EVENT FULL)  
This full day course is designed for all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. This is an introductory course to children's safeguarding, to enable staff to be more alert to children's safety and welfare and know how to act on any concerns. This is not a refresher course for staff who have already completed safeguarding training. It will look at current definitions of child abuse and neglect and consider signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. It will outline the current le ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 7 August 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 7 August 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


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Child Protection Awareness  
This full day course is designed for all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. This is an introductory course to children's safeguarding, to enable staff to be more alert to children's safety and welfare and know how to act on any concerns. This is not a refresher course for staff who have already completed safeguarding training. It will look at current definitions of child abuse and neglect and consider signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. It will outline the current le ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 14 August 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 14 August 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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Child Protection Awareness  
This full day course is designed for all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. This is an introductory course to children's safeguarding, to enable staff to be more alert to children's safety and welfare and know how to act on any concerns. This is not a refresher course for staff who have already completed safeguarding training. It will look at current definitions of child abuse and neglect and consider signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. It will outline the current le ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Monday 20 August 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 20 August 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


Request a placeFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
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 23 August 201809:15 - 17:00Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 23 August 2018

09:15 - 17:00

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 306


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
Child Protection Awareness (EVENT FULL)  
This full day course is designed for all staff who have infrequent or irregular contact with children, young people, parents or carers who may become aware of possible child abuse or neglect. This is an introductory course to children's safeguarding, to enable staff to be more alert to children's safety and welfare and know how to act on any concerns. This is not a refresher course for staff who have already completed safeguarding training. It will look at current definitions of child abuse and neglect and consider signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. It will outline the current le ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 5 September 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 5 September 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
The Secrets of Self Harm (EVENT FULL)  
This one day workshop 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 1Friday 7 September 201810:00 - 17:00Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 305
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 7 September 2018

10:00 - 17:00

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 305


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
Sexual Health and Personal Relationships (EVENT FULL)  
This one day course is for Foster Carers and Social Workers. It explores the development of the knowledge and skills required to support young people to make informed decisions about relationships and to assess risks to their health and wellbeing.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 12 September 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 12 September 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


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Equality, Diversity and Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Working with Children (Foster Carers)  
This one day course is for Foster Carers and Residential Staff who have not completed the two-day Cultural Competence training. 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.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Monday 17 September 201809:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 17 September 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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Avoidance and Diffusion (Challenging Needs) (EVENT FULL)  
This 1 day course is for staff and Foster Carers working with children. This course explores the development of the knowledge and skills needed to work within an environment where you may be faced with Challenging Behaviour. This course is part of an induction package for new staff and Foster Carers working with children and young people.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 19 September 201809:30 - 14:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 19 September 2018

09:30 - 14:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


Event Full - Request a place on the reserve list Full detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document