The world of fostering can be an absolute minefield for those just starting out - this course has been specifically designed as an introductory course to help you navigate the complex world of fostering. Whether you have just started the process, are thinking about fostering or have recently been approved this course will give you much needed confidence and understanding. This course is filled with information around how the UK care system functions including who everyone is, what they do and where foster carers fit into this. Throughout this course you will learn about why children come into care, including some real life narratives to give you a good idea of what life in care can be like from the child / young person's perspective. You will be provided with downloadable resources to take away and read / refer back to as and when needed. This course would also benefit anyone who finds themselves working with children in care within other roles or who wants to learn more about the care system. NOTE: This does not replace the Skills To Foster pre-approval training, however this course stands to help people feel more comfortable in understanding the world of fostering as they enter it.

Course Access

Unlimited Duration

Last Updated

6 April 2022

Course Category

Created by
TSD Standards and L&D Framework

Course Curriculum

  • Overview Of Course 00:00:00
  • Why Do Children Come Into Care? 00:00:00
  • Types Of Foster Care 00:00:00
  • Who’s Who? 00:00:00
  • Becoming A Foster Carer 00:00:00
  • Understanding Children In Care 00:00:00
  • Young People Leaving Care 00:00:00
  • Contact With Birth Parents 00:00:00
  • Summary 00:00:00
  • 00:00:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Informative


    A great introduction to the role and some great examples of good practice

  2. An Introduction To Fostering


    A highly recommended course to anyone thinking about fostering, this is designed and delivered by someone who has experienced the system and can talk about it first hand.
    Fostering is a challenging but rewarding role and this course captures many of those areas.

    The downloadable resources are really helpful too!

  3. Rebecca Joyner28 May 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Fab course


    Really informative and enjoyed this course. Have gone on to purchase more.

  4. Andrea Bowers15 May 2021 at 9:51 am

    Very informative


    Excellent course for people thinking of becoming foster parents as answers lots of important questions.

  5. Introduction to fostering


    really enjoyed the course with the background information and the fact that it can be saved for future reference. thank you.

About Us

We want to stop children being moved from home to home by standing as an advocate for the “naughty kids” and promote a new perspective of care and give a new, deeper level of understanding.

Great Dunmow, Essex, UK

+44 (0) 1371 513 038