Training and development

Training and development is vital for all our foster carers to ensure they remain up to date with fostering practices and to ensure they have the skills to look after the children in their care. We are committed to providing our foster carers with the best training they need.

It is critical that to become the best Foster Carer you can be, you are skilled in caring for all types of Children and Teenagers that you are likely to encounter throughout you Foster Care career. 

You are never alone. At Foster for Plymouth we are always on hand to offer you a wide variety of training and development to provide you with the tools you will need. You can access any of training and development courses and support at any time throughout your Foster Care journey. These will be delivered through our social workers, members of our Foster Care team or via external partners. We also provide specialised and bespoke training alongside our generic training.


Here is a selection of Training and Development that is available to you:

Attachment (1 day, 3 day and 18 weeks)

Therapeutic Parenting

PACE parenting model (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy)

Foetal Alcohol

Equality & Diversity

Promoting Health & Well-being

Baby & Adolescent Brain Development

Safer Care with an emphasis on emotional/psychological safety

Paediatric First Aid

Child Protection


Child Development 0-10 years


Emotional and Social Development


Bespoke/specialised training on areas of need

Access to online training covering a host of areas on parenting, safeguarding, child development, mental health and many more

If you would like to know more about our Training and Support offer, simply get in contact with a member of our Foster for Plymouth team to find out more.


At Foster for Plymouth we provide the best training and support for our foster carers


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