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Fostering support, training, development and fast-track transfers

Support, training and development for foster carers

We recognise the valuable contribution made by our team of dedicated foster carers. 

  • competitive pay and allowances
  • access to our training programme featuring over 50 locally run courses
  • 24/7 access to local support
  • loan of equipment
  • peer support through foster carer support groups
  • mentoring and regular supervision
  • induction programme (following the Children's Workforce Development Council standards)
  • FosterTalk membership: unlimited, independent advice and support available to everyone in the fostering household

In order to meet the training requirements of our carers and enable them to provide the best possible support for the children and young people in their care we have developed a comprehensive training programme with input from specialist clinicians, Community Support Services, Workforce Development and colleagues from Coram Cambridgeshire and Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Use Service (CASUS).

Fostering Training Brochure 2019-2020

For more information about our training programme and the full range of courses offered to our carers, please download a copy of the current Fostering Training Brochure. For a hard copy of the brochure or any queries please contact training.f[email protected]

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Fast-track fostering transfer to Cambridgeshire County Council

If you are already a foster carer with another local authority or independent fostering agency and are interested in transferring to Cambridgeshire County Council, we can offer a fast track process to help you transfer as quickly as possible. Carers transferring to Cambridgeshire County Council are offered a condensed training package designed specifically for existing carers.

To discuss transferring to Cambridgeshire County Council in more detail and to arrange for one of our social workers to visit you at home, please complete our online enquiry form or call us today on 0800 052 0078.

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