Free seminars for foster carers across London and the south east
Diagrama Fostering – part of the charity Diagrama Foundation – has been awarded £10,000 of funding to develop a new training programme to enhance foster carers’ skills throughout London and the south east.
The programme aims to reduce the number of placement breakdowns for foster children – which can potentially have a long-term impact on the child’s development – by upskilling foster carers to better cope with the complex challenges they may face.
The project – which the charity aims to launch early 2019 – will include a series of free seminars. These will cover topics including: brain development, the impact of trauma, understanding behaviour, child and parent psychology and attachment and biological issues. The training aims to reach around 40 carers.
The charity – which supports vulnerable children and adults through a range of services including fostering, adoption and residential care – was also successful in its bid for a share of Golding Homes’ Community Chest fund. It’s been awarded a grant to provide vital first-aid training for job seekers, volunteers and foster carers in the Medway and Maidstone area through Diagrama’s training service United Safe Care.