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.
 
 
25 results found.
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 28 November 201709:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 2
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 28 November 2017

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 2


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Sexual Abuse: Caring for Children and Young People Who Have Been Sexually Abused (EVENT FULL)  
This two day course is for all professional child care staff and Foster Carers Level 1 pathway. It addresses identification of sexual abuse, how that impacts on child development and offers strategies to manage sexualised behaviour.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 30 November 201710:00 - 14:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 2
Session 2Friday 1 December 201710:00 - 14:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 2
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 30 November 2017

10:00 - 14:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 2


Session 2
Friday 1 December 2017

10:00 - 14:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 2


Event Full - Request a place on the reserve list Full detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
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 1Thursday 7 December 201709:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 7 December 2017

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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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 8 December 201710:00 - 17:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 8 December 2017

10:00 - 17:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
Effective Communication with Children (EVENT FULL)  
This two day course is for Level 3 foster carers, residential staff, Think Family and newly qualified social workers. It is designed for all professionals working with children, young people and their families in a social care setting. Many young people may experience difficulties engaging with professionals and others in expressing their emotions in a readily understandable manner. This course provides the opportunity for you to try out a range of methods in enabling children to communicate in many different ways and to consider how you might engage with them. Please Note: Ple ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 12 December 201709:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideMain Conference Room
Session 2Wednesday 13 December 201709:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideMain Conference Room
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 12 December 2017

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Main Conference Room


Session 2
Wednesday 13 December 2017

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Main Conference Room


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 2 attached documents
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 5 January 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 5 January 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint Event
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 9 January 201809:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 9 January 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


Request a placeFull detailsPrint Event
Effective Communication with Children (EVENT FULL)  
This two day course is for Level 3 foster carers, residential staff, Think Family and newly qualified social workers. It is designed for all professionals working with children, young people and their families in a social care setting. Many young people may experience difficulties engaging with professionals and others in expressing their emotions in a readily understandable manner. This course provides the opportunity for you to try out a range of methods in enabling children to communicate in many different ways and to consider how you might engage with them. Please Note: Ple ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Monday 15 January 201809:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 3
Session 2Tuesday 16 January 201809:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 3
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 15 January 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 3


Session 2
Tuesday 16 January 2018

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 3


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 2 attached documents
Child Health and Development: Part 1 - Under 10's (EVENT FULL)  
This course, Part 1, is a one day course for all child care professionals working with Looked After Children and Young People. It focuses on the health and development needs of children under the age of 10.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Monday 22 January 201809:15 - 15:15Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 22 January 2018

09:15 - 15:15

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


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Child Health and Development: Part 2 - 10 – 18 year olds (EVENT FULL)  
This course, Part 2, is a one day course for all child care professionals working with Looked After Children and Young People. It focuses on the health and development needs of children and young people aged 10 - 18 years.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 23 January 201809:15 - 16:00Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 23 January 2018

09:15 - 16:00

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


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