Foster Care Training

How we encourage personal development in our carers.

Foster care training styles and requirements are always developing; as culture and the environments in which children interact change, it’s so important that we as an organisation keep up with the pace of change.

You will need to be committed to attending training sessions.

It’s a vital part of what you do as a carer and our outstanding and unique training courses will be both hugely beneficial as well as fascinating and informative.

As you become more experienced as a foster carer, you’ll develop new skills that you never knew you had and will certainly gain more insight into the lives of children and young people. You may also have the opportunity to work in partnership with local authorities and a wide range of other professionals such as Therapists, Education Specialists and Social Workers.

CFT support

The CFT prides itself on the level of foster carer training and support we give to all carers within our organisation and we will encourage you in your personal development to help you become the best carer you can be.

For more information on the  assessment process read our guide here.

A Foster carers role is extremely hard work, but hugely rewarding. It’s a very slow process to gently piece together and repair the experiences of the child’s life and story, but to see and reflect on the huge changes they make, self belief and confidence they gain give you a fantastic feeling of great job satisfaction.

Janette – Foster Carer

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Everything you need to be a great foster carer

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Your interview - What you need to know.
If you’ve been invited to an interview, it’s your chance to meet us, tell us about yourself, and take a step towards building your incredible career.
Your interview is your opportunity to learn more about us.
So come prepared with your questions. Plus its our opportunity to get to know you, understand your motivation to work in this sector and get a good understanding of your experience and background.
The first step.
Is either a face to face interview carried out in person or via TEAMS. If you’re successful, the next stage is a more formal interview with at least two members of our team. At least one of the interview panel will have been trained in the NSPCC safer recruitment standards.
You might be invited for a second interview.
Or we might ask you to prepare a presentation or other sample of work. Think about what the role requires and prepare to show you’re a great fit.
We’ll carry out a criminal record check.
Bring the necessary identity documents to your formal interview. The address on the documents should match the address on your application form. You’ll need proof of your right to work in the UK, you will be provided with a list of approved identification documents in line with The Disclosure and Barring Service and proof of your address.
Remember to bring any qualification certificates that are required for the role.
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Be a successful candidate!
Read through our hints and tips and give yourself the best chance at a career with The CFT.
Do your research!
Look at our website and check that you match our outlook and culture.
Apply via our application form.
We require a fully completed application form, we’ll ask for your full employment history from age 16, include all job titles, employment dates and your reason for leaving – and if there are any gaps, please tell us why.
We’ll need contact details of referees.
Referee's should be people you’ve worked with during the last three years. One should be your most recent employer. We’ll also need a reference from any employer where you’ve worked directly with children and young people and a personal referee.
We’ll carry out a criminal record check.
If you’ve lived abroad within the last ten years, you might also be asked to complete an overseas criminal record check.
If your application is successful.
There may be some more pre-employment checks specific to the role, but a member of our HR Team will be in touch to talk you through what’s needed.
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