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:
- To provide carers with confidence in all aspects of supporting children who are in placement
- To highlight that you are in a unique position to support children in gaining positive attachments, and with building healthy relationships with men
- To consider the role of men in fostering
- To explore the struggles that men face within their care role
- To explore the attributes that constitute a positive male role model for foster children
- To provide an insight into the allegation procedure and make the whole process less intimidating
- To understand the importance of the Safer Care Policy
- 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.