When you begin your fostering journey, it's normal to feel apprehensive about what's to come. At Care Visions Fostering Scotland, we want to help you feel prepared and ready at each turn of your fostering journey. This begins with our 'Skills To Foster' workshop, which gives you a better idea of the 'ins and outs' of fostering and what that could mean for you and your family.
Once approved, we provide comprehensive training for all our foster carers. Before a child is placed we provide you with 2 days course to help you understand the impact of Trauma and strategies in working with children. Within your first year, you will complete your Induction training consisting of modules in Attachment, Safer Caring, Introduction to Child Protection, Recording and First Aid.
We are proud to be child-centred in everything that we do and use recognised therapeutic approaches - Theraplay and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families - to help you build your relationships with children and support them in all aspects of their lives. These twin pillars are embedded in our practice and how we care for children.
We have put together a Brochure giving you dates in advance and different localities/venues so that you can plan and book your attendance at training for the year ahead. It includes a brief description of the content and the aims of each course so that you can decide whether it will be helpful for you.
We offer a combination of interactive workshops and On-Line training courses to ensure that you are able to access training which is suitable for you and which meets your needs for personal development as a foster carer.
We are excited to be able to offer places to your family members age 16+ who are also involved in fostering in recognition of the contribution they offer to you and the children you look after.
We are aware of the feelings and experiences of others. We care through relationships based on empathy, warmth and affection to restore and maintain trust and hope.
We live by our values and our actions demonstrate our commitment to them. We nurture potential and challenge appropriately.
We value others and will act in a way that communicates this. We recognise our differences and celebrate them. We listen to and care for each other.
We aim to protect people from harm. We recognise the impact trauma has and that sustained therapeutic relationships can have a positive impact. Our work is trauma-informed and based on attachment theory.