Learning & Development For Foster Carers


Learning and development is an important part of the support we give to foster carers. We provide in-house training, on-line training and events outside of the agency that may be of interest to you with other organisations such as Local Safeguarding Children Boards.  Please click on the links below for further information.

For our latest learning and development programme,click here.

Kate Cairns on-line training click here

Local Safeguarding Children Boards training plans 2016 - 2017.  Please click on the links below:

Bexley LSCB                                                                    Redbridge LSCB

Lewisham LSCB                                                               Harrow LSCB

Royal Borough of Greenwich LSCB                                  Merton LSCB

Kent LSCB                                                                        Southwark LSCB

Bromley LSCB                                                                   Enfield LSCB

Bedford LSCB                                                                    

Croydon LSCB

Hillingdon LSCB

Luton LSCB

Newham LSCB

Hertfordshire LSCB

All training reflects vocational competences and both foster carers and staff can gain underpinning knowledge from most courses. The training schedule at Chrysalis Care conforms to the National Minimum Standards and the UK National Standards related to foster care.  In addition to social workers, training is facilitated by foster carers and service users, as well as sub-contracted trainers.

Training is divided up into the following broad subsections:

  • Skills to Foster pre-approval initial preparation training and assessment (cross referenced to DFE/TSD standards)
  • Basic Post-Approval Training Mandatory Courses, (such as Behaviour Management, Attachment Training, etc)
  • Special Courses and Continuing Professional Development for Foster Carers and Staff
  • Vocational Underpinning Knowledge (acknowledging TSD standards)

The training programme is devised in consultation with foster carers and staff members, to be as inclusive and person-centered as possible.  We are committed to providing our Foster Carers with all their training requirements, offering on-line training (Kate Cairns Associates) and Local Authority (Safeguarding Children's Board) training.

If you are a Chrysals Care foster carer and would like to book onto any Local Authority training, please call 0208 298 2800 and speak to a team member in Learning & Development.

Click here to download our Application Form.

Please also see our Internet Search Policy and Ex-Offenders Recruitment Procedure when completing your Application Form.

You can either post your application form to the address above, or email it to: info@chrysaliscare.org