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Consultations take place once or twice a year. There is one in the south and sometimes one in the north of England.

The date for our 2019 consultation at Kings college is not yet fixed. Watch this space!

The times are: 10 am - 3.30pm at £50 per head.

These are important get togethers to network, share successes and challenges and review skills and strategies.




A Facilitators Course will take place

MONDAY 15th to THURSDAY 18th JULY (under twelves), FRIDAY 19TH JULY  - (one day adaptation for  12+)

   Kings College, London, Denmark Hill Campus.


 We are also able to arrange bespoke in house training.

 About the Facilitator Course 

The Facilitators Course delivers high level facilitation skills and content to run the Fostering Changes Programme. It is suitable for local authority, voluntary and private sector workers from fostering or children and families teams, and practitioners involved with looked after childrens services who have a background in psychology, nursing, or as a social worker or foster carers who have delivered training. Please contact us to enquire about cost.

The Facilitators Course supports the delivery of the Fostering Changes Programme.

Once complete, you may be accredited to deliver the Fostering Changes Programme. The Course delivers skills and learning in group facilitation, adult learning and covers the entire content of the Fostering Changes Programme.

You can deliver with confidence and ease with a full knowledge of the course material and how to deliver it effectively, making a difference to the lives of Foster Carers and the children they look after.

For further information on the Facilitator Course, please click on the links below to download our Course brochure and Course Overview.

For further information on the Fostering Changes Programme, click here.

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 What Carers say... 

Since doing the course I have become much calmer, I have more understanding. I do less talking and more listening. I have become stronger. With the kids, I feel I have become more positive. Things that would irritate me before, I now get over it. I am taking time to sit with the child and get to the bottom of it.

If I had this training many years ago, some of the placements I had, I would have kept them. Rather than saying I can't be bothered, I would have worked with it.

Since doing this course, my placement, any placement I should get, these kids are staying with me. Because now, I have ways of dealing with a situation.

As a new Foster Carer coming on this course has opened my eyes. I will spend more time with the children that come into my house. I will listen and take time for myself.

I am now well equipped with the tools and I am ready for the challenges. I don't think everything is just going to go smoothly, you have to try over and over to see the changes. I am seeing changes already.

My young person now listens to advice and instructions, she now maintains a curfew, her attitude has changed and even her appearance has improved.

I was on a downward spiral. The course has reinforced to praise and to continue to praise. I have learnt that you get so much more out of children if you don't constantly question them.

Things change, placements change, but I will take the skills I have learnt with me.

I listen more. Instead of giving orders, I ask, I use I messages and they are working.

For me, being here has made me more hopeful. I have seen changes in myself.

I have seen changes in my child. Before the course it was as if she didn't know what no means. All of a sudden it is as if she does understand. I have learnt how to deal with her. I have learnt how to talk to her, I have realised she is a person.

I have become more patient. Things that used to get on top of me don't now. Instead of focusing on the negative I look at the positive. Yes, this course is brilliant.

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Fostering Changes Training Centre
Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
PO Box 86 Decrespigny Park
London, SE5 8AF
Phone: ++44 (0) 20 7848 5845
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