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This 4 hour course from Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers

Who wish to:

  • Understand relevant legislation including Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010, the Fostering Services Regulations 2011 and associated statutory guidance, which came into force in April 2011 and Amendments to the Children Act 1989 Guidance and Regulations, July 2013
  • Develop fully your understanding of the Delegated authority policy 2013 for children in foster care
  • Understand how decisions are made in practice
  • Explore foster carers' responsibility and how this relates to everyday practice

This 4 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters

Who wish to:

  • Be able to look at the important developmental and neurological issues to consider when dealing with teenagers
  • Identify potential factors that may influence behaviour including early childhood experiences
  • Consider attachment needs, trust and personal behaviour
  • Provide techniques and strategies to help manage behaviour
  • Identify when additional support may be needed
  • Recognise the importance of self care for parents and carers and strategies to aid this

This 4 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers for Foster Carers and Adopters.

Who wish to:

  • Consider potential factors that may influence behaviour including early childhood experiences and attachment
  • Learn techniques and strategies to help manage behaviour
  • Identify when additional support may be needed
  • Give a clear understanding of the potential causes and triggers for children's behaviours
  • Develop confidence in delivering clear strategies for managing behaviour
  • Recognise the importance of selfcare for parents and carers and strategies to aid this

This 3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Person Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Undertake a general review of allegations made against foster carers to provide perspective, to identify the differences between complaints, causes for concern, allegations and to discuss why allegations are made
  • Understand what happens at Northamptonshire County Council when an allegation is made and details of the National Minimum Standards 2011 as they relate to allegations
  • Consider the key activities foster carers can undertake to help protect themselves as much as possible.

This 3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Family Link and Connected Person Carers.

Who wish to:

• Look at the environmental and neurological context of attachment formation
• Examine how early childhood trauma has long term effects
• Identify some of the recognised symptoms of attachment difficulties and their effect on Foster Carers
• Explore parenting and therapeutic approaches

This 3 hour course will be delivered over 2 evenings via Zoom from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters.

Who wish to:

  • Know how to observe and record children's development
  • Know milestones in child development
  • Know about indicators of developmental delay and developmental impairment
  • Understand the impact abuse can have on children's development

This 3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development for Northamptonshire Adopters.

Who wish to:

  • Look at the environmental and neurological context of attachment formation
  • Examine how early childhood trauma has long term effects
  • Identify some of the recognised symptoms of attachment difficulties and their effect on Adopters Explore parenting and therapeutic approaches

This 1 hour course from  LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters.

Who wish to:

  • Have explored the popular technologies and websites that children and young people are using (e.g. Moshi Monsters, Facebook, Xbox and mobile phones)
  • Have discussed the risks posed to young people through modern technologies, including cyber bullying, grooming and inappropriate content
  • Have discussed the realities of social networking sites and explore the associated privacy issues and digital footprint
  • Have been offered strategies for dealing with unpleasant cyber bullying incidents should they occur
  • Have looked at free online resources and materials for parents and carers which can be shared with young people to raise awareness of e Safety

This 2 x 2 hour evening course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

Who wish to:

  • Have an awareness regarding the impact of abuse
  • Discuss dealing with disclosures of abuse
  • Consider the implications of the above for children
  • Apply a variety of methods to enable you to communicate safely and appropriately with children and young people
  • Learn about the investigative process in the event of an allegation having been made against a Carer/Adoptive Parent

  • This course highlights how misunderstandings leading to allegations of inappropriate behaviour against Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents may be prevented. It looks at safe coping strategies for Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents and young people should tempers run high.


    This course forms part of the Fostering core training and should be completed Post Approval Year 1

    

    This is a course over 2 evenings (2 hrs each), from LGSS Learning and Development for Northamptonshire Foster Carers.

    Who wish to:

    • Be able to better prepare children and young people to move on in a way which meets their needs
    • Be able to consider the practical and emotional needs of all involved in helping the child or young person to move on
    • Identify the various supports which can be put in place for Carers during the transition period

    This virtual 2 x 2 hour evening course or 4 hour daytime course from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Fostering and Adoption is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

    Who wish to:

    • Help participants understand the legal context of contact.
    • Ensure delegates appreciate the importance of contact for the child.
    • Help delegates to be better equipped in managing the process of contact

    This bitesize course from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Northamptonshire Fostering and Adoption focusses on the growing issue in regards to Gangs and Knife Crime and is applicable to any Northamptonshire Foster Carer, Adoptive Parents or Connected Persons.

    This course will help delegates to:

    • Have an increased awareness of the growing gang culture in the county
    • Be able to support the early identification and intervention for YP at risk
    • Increase awareness of services available - look at CIRV (Community to Reduce Violence)
    • Be able to identify risk and respond appropriately
    • Learn to use the 'signs of gang involvement screen tool'
    • Explore gang language and terminology and how this impacts on YP in the county

    This 2 x 2 hour virtual course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers

    Who wish to:

    • Understand the legal, policy and procedural issues involved and how to apply them in your area of work
    • Name the categories of abuse and recognise possible indicators of abuse
    • Describe what to do if you have a concern about a child or young person's welfare
    • Relate safeguarding issues to your own practice

    This 2 hour virtual course from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Northamptonshire Fostering and Adoption is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Person Carers - is now being delivered via Zoom.

    Who wish to:

    • Have an introduction to the Northamptonshire County Council's Heritage Planning framework
    • Understand the Local Authority's policy and procedures on recording
    • Understand the importance of recording
      Have explored recording methods
      Have explored the importance of confidentiality
    • Have explored the use of appropriate language

    This 2 x 2 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Fostering and Adoption is for Northamptonshire Adoptive Parents 

    Who wish to:

    • Identify the process of separation and loss
    • Discuss reactions to separation and loss
    • Look at the effects of separation and loss on children and young people
    • Explore methods available to Carers/Adoptive Parents to help support children or young people.

    This 4 hour course run over two evenings from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Northamptonshire Fostering and Adoption is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers.

    By the end of the course you will:

    • Identify the process of separation and loss
    • Discuss reactions to separation and loss
    • Look at the effects of separation and loss on children and young people
    • Explore methods available to Carers/Adoptive Parents to help support children or young people

    Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, this course will not be delivered in a class room setting, currently.

    Alternatively, we have developed a new online virtual course which will be delivered via Zoom: Virtual Separation and Loss for Foster Carers Only

    This 4 hour course run over two evenings from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Northamptonshire Fostering and Adoption is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers.

    By the end of the course you will:

    • Identify the process of separation and loss
    • Discuss reactions to separation and loss
    • Look at the effects of separation and loss on children and young people
    • Explore methods available to Carers/Adoptive Parents to help support children or young people.

    Due to COVID-19, this course will not be delivered in a classroom setting. A new digital version of the course has been developed, to book your place now, please follow this link Separation and Loss

    This 2 x 2 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development on behalf of Fostering and Adoption is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and  Adoptive Parents 

    Who wish to:

    • Identify the process of separation and loss
    • Discuss reactions to separation and loss
    • Look at the effects of separation and loss on children and young people
    • Explore methods available to Carers/Adoptive Parents to help support children or young people.

    This 4 hour (2 x 2 hour evening or 1 x 5 hour session including break) course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters. This is a key requirement for Fosterers, Adopters and Carers who may have to deal with a range of minor accidents and injuries.

    Who wish to:

    • Know how to cope with an emergency
    • Identify the priorities of administering treatment
    • Dealing with an emergency
    • Choking baby and child
    • Unresponsive and breathing baby and child
    • Unresponsive and not breathing baby and child
    • Fever and febrile seizures
    • Seizures
    • Head injury
    • Burns
    • Severe allergic reaction
    • Swallowed something harmful
    • Bleeding heavily
    • Nosebleed
    • Asthma attack
    • Meningitis
    • Broken bones, strains and sprains
    • Bystander effect

    Due to COVID-19, this course will not be delivered in a classroom setting. A new digital version of the course has been developed, to book your place now, please follow this link Virtual Safer Caring

    This 2 x 2 hour evening course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers.

    Who wish to:

    • Have an awareness regarding the impact of abuse
    • Discuss dealing with disclosures of abuse
    • Consider the implications of the above for children
    • Apply a variety of methods to enable you to communicate safely and appropriately with children and young people
    • Learn about the investigative process in the event of an allegation having been made against a Carer/Adoptive Parent

  • This course highlights how misunderstandings leading to allegations of inappropriate behaviour against Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents may be prevented. It looks at safe coping strategies for Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents and young people should tempers run high.


    This course forms part of the Fostering core training and should be completed Post Approval Year 1

    

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