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Men Who Foster

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The role of a foster carer can be both extremely rewarding and, at the same time, extremely challenging. Being a male foster carer has, arguably, even more challenges. Women are traditionally seen as the care-givers. Often, a man who devotes his life to caring for children is viewed with suspicion. This course explores the roles men play in care as main carers. It explores the idea of the ‘positive male role model’, as well as expectations and stereotypes in care.

The main learning objectives of the course are as follows:

  1. To provide carers with confidence in all aspects of supporting children who are in placement
  2. To highlight that you are in a unique position to support children in gaining positive attachments, and with building healthy relationships with men
  3. To consider the role of men in fostering
  4. To explore the struggles that men face within their care role
  5. To explore the attributes that constitute a positive male role model for foster children
  6. To provide an insight into the allegation procedure and make the whole process less intimidating
  7. To understand the importance of the Safer Care Policy
  8. To learn how to support children in a safe manner that doesn’t restrict you as a carer

This course meets the Training, Support, and Development Standards as outlined in The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.

Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the young people in your care.

We also have an advanced version, which is specifically for designated individuals or seniors.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.

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  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • LOR Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Review - Achieving best evidence
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Terms and Conditions
  1. You must only allocate courses to employee or foster carers to whom are directly registered under your services that are registered via your regulators registration. You cannot allocate courses to non-associated learners.
  2. Payment is strictly within 30 days. The free 30-day credit terms will be withdrawn and the daily charge of £10 per day applied from the day the invoice is generated should payment not be received within 30 days. After 30 days the daily charge is £30 per day. In addition to the charges any discounts will be retracted and the invoice will be recalculated using your default rate which are listed below. These are £50 for online credits and £720 for face to face training.
  3. All purchased credits do not expire. However it is your responsibility to notify us if you would like a credit reimbursing back to your account should a learner not commence training or no longer is with the company.
  4. The free Online courses we offer every 12 weeks can be used without a credit being taken and any learner allocated the course while they are free has unlimited time to complete the course. How ever should you have previously allocated any of the free courses when they where paid courses you will not get a credit back should you take the course back whilst the course is free. Please wait until the course is again a paid course to make sure you receive your credit back.
Our Guarantee To You

We work very hard to keep our courses up to date and relevant. To do this we work with numerous industry professionals within Fostering, Children Homes, Schools and Early Years.

Should you find any of the following issues please let us know immediately:-

  1. General functional error.
  2. Media malfunction within the course.
  3. Incorrect information within the course.
  4. Missing legislation within the course that should be included.

It would be unreasonable to simply follow instructions from this course without the assessment of the specific circumstances and conditions

The Social Care Training Hub will not accept responsibility for any consequences that may result from decisions made upon the basis of information or advice given during this course.

It is important that you follow your organizations Policy and Procedure at all times.

Any errors reported but not rectified within 72 hours we guarantee to give you your full money back.


You don’t currently have free access to the 12 weekly specialist Online courses we offer. To switch this function on please contact us on 0800 774 7874. Alternatively you can find our paid versions in the specialist section.


You don’t currently have free access to your mandatory courses. To switch this function on please contact us on 0800 774 7874. Alternatively you can find our paid versions in the mandatory section.


We are having to carry out some important updates regarding the free
mandatory and specialist Online courses within your account.

From Friday the 5th May 2017 to Tuesday 16th May 2017 you will not be able
to access or allocate the above free Online courses.

Normal access will be resumed on the Tuesday 16th May 2017.


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