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.
 
 
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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 1Thursday 5 December 201909:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 5 December 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 1


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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 6 December 201909:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 6 December 2019

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 17 December 201909:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 17 December 2019

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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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 19 December 201909:15 - 17:00Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 305
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 19 December 2019

09:15 - 17:00

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 305


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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 1Thursday 9 January 202009:15 - 17:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideGoodwood Room
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 9 January 2020

09:15 - 17:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Goodwood Room


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Safer Care  
This half day course is a pathway course for Level 1 Foster Carers. It explores the complex and demanding task of caring for another child in your home. It is therefore important that you keep yourself, your family and the children you care for, safe.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Friday 10 January 202010:00 - 14:00Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 10 January 2020

10:00 - 14:00

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 1


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Effective Communication with Children  
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 15 January 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
Session 2Thursday 16 January 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary House - Conference Room 4TBA
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 15 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Conference Room 4


Session 2
Thursday 16 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House - Conference Room 4

TBA


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Effective Communication with Children (Cancelled)  
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 1Thursday 16 January 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 3
Session 2Friday 17 January 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 3
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 16 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 3


Session 2
Friday 17 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 3


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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 January 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 2
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 20 January 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 2


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Avoidance and Diffusion (Challenging Needs)  
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 1Tuesday 21 January 202009:30 - 14:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 21 January 2020

09:30 - 14:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


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