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.
 
 
27 results found.
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 1Monday 11 February 201909:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 11 February 2019

09:30 - 16:30

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
Fire Safety Awareness (Foster Carers/Shared Lives Carers) (EVENT FULL)  
This half day workshop is for Foster Carers and Shared Lives Carers only. It explains the importance of fire safety assessments and strategies to minimise the risk of fires.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Wednesday 13 February 201910:00 - 13:00Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 13 February 2019

10:00 - 13:00

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


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 1Tuesday 19 February 201909:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 19 February 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


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 1Wednesday 20 February 201910:00 - 17:00Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 20 February 2019

10:00 - 17:00

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 306


Event Full - Request a place on the reserve list Full 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 1Monday 25 February 201909:15 - 17:00Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 25 February 2019

09:15 - 17:00

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 306


Event Full - Request a place on the reserve list Full 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 1Wednesday 27 February 201909:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
Session 2Thursday 28 February 201909:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 27 February 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


Session 2
Thursday 28 February 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 2 attached documents
Total Respect (EVENT FULL)  
This one day training course is aimed at all professionals who work with looked after young people including social workers, social work team managers and foster carers. It is facilitated by looked after young people and care leavers. The course shares the experiences of looked after young people and encourages you to recognise the importance of the participation of looked after young people in decision making and in their everyday lives. The training consists of a range of interactive and thought provoking activities which helps refocus you on the feelings and experiences of youn ...
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 28 February 201911:00 - 15:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideParnham Room
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 28 February 2019

11:00 - 15:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Parnham Room


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 1Wednesday 6 March 201909:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 6 March 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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 1Saturday 9 March 201909:15 - 17:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Saturday 9 March 2019

09:15 - 17:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document
Equality, Diversity and Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Working with Children (Foster Carers) (EVENT FULL)  
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 11 March 201909:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 11 March 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 2 attached documents