The Fostering Network Wales: Wales Open Course Programme September – December 2018


Wales Open Course Programme September – December 2018





We now offer an extensive open course programme across the whole of Wales, which enables us to provide topical training to meet the evolving needs of the childcare workforce and support foster carers professional development from preparation through to advanced level fostering. The training courses are designed to complement the National Fostering Framework, Health and Social Care Induction framework and Social Care Qualifications framework.


Our open courses are accessible to staff and carers from all fostering agencies and other relevant services within social care, health and education. We encourage professionals to train together to increase their understanding of each other’s roles and responsibilities, and to help develop effective ways of working collaboratively.


Open courses are also an accessible and cost effective option for smaller fostering providers and agencies that already have a highly trained group of staff.


Course fees include lunch and refreshments throughout, comprehensive supporting materials, and certificates of attendance which can be used as evidence of continuing professional development


We are continuously developing new training courses and will develop the open course programme to meet the needs of the sector, so contact us if what you are looking for isn’t here.



For general enquiries contact the Wales Learning and Development Manager:



Telephone: 029 2044 0940



You can view the full programme and book online at:





Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People


This course has been updated to provide a foundation for foster carers and social workers undertaking the care of asylum seeking children and young people. The training will be participative, using practical examples and exercises to help everyone relate the learning to themselves. During the day participants will separate fact from myth, understand the asylum process, explore children’s needs and identify practical tasks for foster carers.


Participants will:

  • learn about the asylum process in Wales

  • explore why children and young people leave their home country understand the implications for asylum seeking children

  • increase their sensitivities towards the emotional, physical and educational needs of asylum seeking children and young people

  • develop their skills in meeting the needs of asylum seeking children and young people


Date: Tuesday 18th September 2018