Free seminars for foster carers across London and the south east

Diagrama Fostering has secured a National Lottery grant to fund specialised training for foster carers.

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.

Foster carers who’d like to know more about either training opportunity can get in touch with Diagrama’s fostering team by emailing fostering@diagrama.org or by visiting its website.

Published in Fostering focus Meet the agencies on September 19, 2018