Contact with Birth Families

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Course Tutors
Christine Kirby
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Target Audience
Foster Carers / Social Workers - Children
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Training for PCC Staff / Foster Carers
Foster Care
Course description

Who should attend?

All newly approved carers, as soon after approval as possible. All other carers who need an update on understanding the issues involved in planning and managing contact.
Who is running this course?

A trainer from Reconstruct, they have experience of delivering this course to Foster Carers

Training objectives
Learning outcomes

What will I learn?

• Understand the importance of contact in promoting children's emotional well-being and identity, balancing possible contra-indications for contact
• Have considered the factors which can discourage parents' visit or make things difficult for children
• Understand the foster carer's role preparing children for contact and working with them after contact sessions
• Know how to observe and report back the effects on children to contribute to planning future contact.

Contributes to the Training, Support and Development Standards 2, 4 & 5

Additional Information


If you need help with childcare, please discuss this with your Family Placement Social Worker. We are also able to refund travel expenses to and from the venue but you will need to submit a claim form for both travel and childminding expenses, this is available from your FPSW.

Start Date
Tuesday 18 May 2021
End Date
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Closing Date
Thursday 13 May 2021
09:30 - 14:30
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Number of Sessions