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.
 
 
53 results found.
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 1Wednesday 1 July 202010:00 - 17:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 1 July 2020

10:00 - 17:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


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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 1Tuesday 14 July 202009:15 - 17:00Worthing - Centenary HouseTBA
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 14 July 2020

09:15 - 17:00

Worthing - Centenary House

TBA


Event ClosedFull 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 1Saturday 25 July 202009:15 - 17:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideTBA
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Saturday 25 July 2020

09:15 - 17:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

TBA


Event ClosedFull 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 1Monday 27 July 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseFestival
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 27 July 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Festival


Request a placeFull 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 1Tuesday 11 August 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 11 August 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 1


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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 1Wednesday 9 September 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 9 September 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


Request a placeFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 2 attached documents
The Secrets of Self Harm  
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 18 September 202010:00 - 17:00Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 305
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 18 September 2020

10:00 - 17:00

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 305


Request a placeFull 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 1Monday 21 September 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 21 September 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


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 1Tuesday 22 September 202009:15 - 17:00Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 305
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 22 September 2020

09:15 - 17:00

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 305


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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 1Thursday 24 September 202009:30 - 14:30Worthing - Centenary HouseFestival
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 24 September 2020

09:30 - 14:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Festival


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