Foster caring is a career option. Like most careers, training is a vital component. Pyramid Care CIC Fostering Service provide all your initial training to give you the basic skills to foster. On going training is also provided to keep your skills up to date and relevant to your individual needs.
The initial training is the ‘Skills to Foster’ course. This training covers areas such as; What carers do, safer caring and understanding behaviour. This also provides an opportunity for applicants to reflect upon the possible impact fostering will have on their own family and evaluate their motivation and abilities to foster. Feedback given to applicants, and further training needs can be identified by both the applicant and assessing social worker.
Pyramid Care CIC aim to ensure that prospective foster carers will complete the ‘Skills to Foster’ training before they are approved as carers. Please do not worry that you will be tested or required to sit a final exam. All you will need, other than basic academic skills and common sense, is a willingness to participate, share and learn.
We are committed to providing the opportunity for carers to learn, develop and grow both as carers and as individuals. In addition to the initial ‘skills to foster training’, we offer a wide variety of training workshops in-house. Many of which are designed to top-up or develop existing carers’ skills. Our workshops also provide the opportunities for carers to share their knowledge and experiences with each other. This is an invaluable opportunity, which enables learning from a ‘hands-on’ and insightful perspective. During your person centred sessions, you may also express an interest or a need for specific training, which we will then look at supporting and enabling possibly from an external resource. The following are examples of the training workshops that we provide: