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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Total Respect  
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 1Tuesday 13 October 202011:00 - 15:00Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 13 October 2020

11:00 - 15:00

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 1Monday 19 October 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 19 October 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


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Fire Safety Awareness (Foster Carers/Shared Lives Carers)  
This half day workshop is for Foster Carers and Social Workers only. It explains the importance of fire safety assessments and strategies to minimise the risk of fires.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Tuesday 20 October 202009:30 - 12:30Worthing Fire StationTBA
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Tuesday 20 October 2020

09:30 - 12:30

Worthing Fire Station

TBA


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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 1Wednesday 21 October 202010:00 - 14:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 21 October 2020

10:00 - 14:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


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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 1Thursday 22 October 202010:00 - 17:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 13
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 22 October 2020

10:00 - 17:00

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 13


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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 1Wednesday 4 November 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Wednesday 4 November 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

Room 2 - Bodiam


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Sexual Health and Personal Relationships  
This one day course is for Foster Carers and Social Workers. It explores the development of the knowledge and skills required to support young people to make informed decisions about relationships and to assess risks to their health and wellbeing.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
Session 1Thursday 5 November 202009:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseFestival
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 5 November 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Worthing - Centenary House

Festival


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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 1Thursday 5 November 202010:00 - 17:00Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 1
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Thursday 5 November 2020

10:00 - 17:00

Chichester - County Hall

Committee Room 1


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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 6 November 202010:00 - 17:00Worthing - Centenary HouseMillenium
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Friday 6 November 2020

10:00 - 17:00

Worthing - Centenary House

Millenium


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Sexual Abuse: Caring for Children and Young People Who Have Been Sexually Abused  
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 1Monday 16 November 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
Session 2Tuesday 17 November 202009:30 - 16:30Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 306
SessionSession Details
Session 1
Monday 16 November 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 306


Session 2
Tuesday 17 November 2020

09:30 - 16:30

Chichester - County Hall

Learning Loft - 306


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