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Men in Fostering - Standard (Zoom)

Up to 25 people in a session

Participants are required to have their cameras on for an interactive experience.

Maximum of two people per screen

Sessions are recorded for quality assurance purposes. They are only viewed by SCTS staff and deleted within 14 days.

Men in Fostering – Standard (Zoom)

£245.00 2 hours


Men in Fostering Course: live training for Foster Carers and Social Workers

The role of a foster carer can be both extremely rewarding and at the same time extremely challenging. Being a male foster carer has, arguably, even more challenges.

Women are traditionally seen as caregivers. Often, a man who devotes his life to caring for children is viewed with suspicion.

Every foster carer has unique skills, experiences and abilities that they bring to the fostering task, regardless of gender. However, a male foster carer will need to think carefully about the role he plays in caring for children, particularly those who have had a negative experience with men in the past.

Many young people entering the looked-after system have come from a single-parent family with no consistent male role model, and many benefit enormously from the mentoring, care and nurturing that a male carer can provide. This course provides male carers with a perspective on their role in the care of looked after children.

Learning Aims:

  1. Explore the role of men in fostering and what constitutes a positive male role model
  2. Explore how male carers are perceived by professionals, children and young people
  3. Explore and recognise how men contribute to the development of children and young people and of improved outcomes
  4. Explore aspects of safer caring in relation to the male carer

This course is for Foster Carers and Adopters as well as their Supervising Social Workers. It is also suitable for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.

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We recognise that sometimes groups need more time for discussions and group work. This can mean that a two-hour session is just not long enough to explore the curriculum and engage in question and answer sessions. So we are you offering the opportunity to extend the session by an hour to allow your trainees the chance to explore the curriculum fully!


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These sessions can be accessed from a phone or laptop.

They are nothing like e-learning! The training is live and interactive. Participants can ask and answer questions just as they would in face-to-face training.