Foster Carer Training Queensland | Key Assets Australia

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Key Assets is committed to providing quality training to foster carers that is accessible and relevant.

Foster carer training is viewed as an important element of foster carer support, and comprehensive pre and post approval training is made available.

Why foster carer training matters

Concerns such as anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol use, obesity and literacy of fostered children have all become prominent in recent years. The impact of negative press coverage has contributed to an air of apprehension about foster care in Queensland to prospective foster carers.

In terms of the complex life experiences of children and youth who are fostered in Queensland, we believe that it is particularly crucial that foster carers are provided with high quality training, learning and development opportunities. This increases their knowledge, skills and confidence in a wide range of subjects and areas.

Mandatory foster carers training

Carers must complete the pre-service Department of Communities; Quality Care – Training for Foster Carers (Modules 1 -4) and post-approval training is provided through the Key Assets Core Curriculum and completion of the Quality Care – Foster Carer Training (Modules 5 – 7).

Benefits of foster carers training

Key Assets is committed to providing training courses and other learning materials that are accessible and relevant to all our foster carers.

Foster carers training assists you in the fostering task by:

  • Helping foster carers become better at doing their job.
  • Improving knowledge, developing and refining skills
  • Establishing positive values that promote equality of opportunity
  • Encouraging foster carers to recognise that we care for children in the context of a wider society, and discourage discrimination
  • Ensuring that foster carers are competent and confident in safe caring and in protecting children from harm
  • Encouraging foster carers to take responsibility for their own professional development through individual training

Foster carer training elements

Foster carer training includes the key elements of:

  • Child protection
  • Working with children who have been abused
  • Safe caring
  • Understanding attachment
  • Building resilience
  • Understanding and managing difficult behaviour
  • Managing and promoting contact Identity and self-esteem
  • Valuing diversity and promoting equality
  • Recording
  • First aid/health and safety
  • Education of fostered children/young people
  • Empowering children/young people
  • Preparing young people for moving on and adult independence.

You can foster

Our foster carers come from all walks of life. You can foster too. Call us on 1800 93 22 73 or enquire online to register your interest today.

Fostering Enquiries:

Mon – Fri: 09.00 – 17.00
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