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.
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 1Tuesday 9 July 201909:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 2
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 9 July 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 2


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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 1Wednesday 17 July 201910:00 - 17:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 3 - Hastings
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 17 July 2019

10:00 - 17:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 3 - Hastings


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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 22 July 201909:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 14
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 22 July 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 14


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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 4 October 201910:00 - 17:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 4 October 2019

10:00 - 17:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


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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 1Wednesday 9 October 201910:00 - 14:00Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
Session 2Thursday 10 October 201910:00 - 14:00Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 9 October 2019

10:00 - 14:00

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


Session 2
Thursday 10 October 2019

10:00 - 14:00

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


Event ClosedFull detailsPrint EventOpen document list 1 attached document