Foster carer training

Training is a really important element of our foster carer support we offer. Providing relevant, quality training is vital in helping our foster carers feel confident, capable and supported in their role, from the moment they’re approved and throughout their fostering career.

All our foster carers complete a mandatory pre-assessment training programme as well as on-going post-approval training.

Foster carer training topics

Training covers a diverse range of topics, including:

  • Child protection
  • Working with children who’ve been abused
  • Safe caring
  • Understanding attachment
  • Building resilience
  • Understanding and managing difficult behaviour
  • Managing and promoting contact
  • Developing identity and self-esteem
  • Tikanga Maori and Te Whare Tapa Wha
  • Understanding the impact of trauma
  • Recording
  • First aid/health and safety
  • Education of fostered children/young people
  • Empowering children/young people
  • Preparing young people for moving on and preparing for independence

Become a foster carer

Fostering is a hugely rewarding career. If you’d like to find out more about becoming a foster carer with Key Assets, call us on 09 263 5151 or register your interest online today.