At Ideal Fostering we believe the high quality training and support we provide plays a key role in enabling our carers to do an exceptional job which helps to create the best opportunities for children and young people. We are committed to providing carers with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills through a comprehensive, free programme of training as well as access to regular support groups.

Our training programme includes ...

Pre-Approval Training

All prospective Foster Carers are provided with three days of Pre-Approval training, prior to assessment. This program covers every aspect of the role of a Foster Carer, and is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to assist them in their role as Foster Carers.

Foster Carer Training

ADHD Awareness
(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

Autism Including Aspergers Awareness In Children

Breakaway and Safe Holding for Foster Carers

Caring for a child of a different ethnicity

Contact in permanent placements

Developing Independence Project

Equality and Diversity in Child Care

E-Safety for Foster Carers

Fostering Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking
Children (UASC)

Health and Safety

Improving outcomes for young people in foster care

Introduction to Attachment

Life Journey Workshop

Managing Allegations

Managing Challenging Behaviour

Managing Placement Disruptions

Managing transitions for looked
after children

Men in Fostering

Parent and child placements

Promoting resilience

Recording for Foster Carers

Safeguarding Children Basic Awareness (Level 1)

Safer Caring

Sexual health [Children and young people]

Substance Misuse &
Young People

Supporting the mental health needs of looked after children

The effects of trauma

Understanding Attachment - Advanced

Understanding child development

Understanding Self Harm

Working with birth families




Whether you are a prospective foster carer looking to join a supportive agency or a Local Authority looking to place a child/young person or a young person seeking more about Ideal Fostering or a professional looking for more information from Ideal Fostering or a person with experience in Social Work, Fostering, and other related child focused jobs seeking employment ... please feel free to contact Ideal Fostering on our telephone number 0121 356 7570, our contact form or by emailing us at

Ideal Fostering
Bridge House | 509 Aldridge Road | Great Barr
Birmingham B44 8NA
Tel: (0121) 356 7570 | Fax: (0121) 345 0770