• SFC provides a fostering agency startup service
  • SFC provides independent support to experienced foster carers
  • SFC negotiates new and improved placement packages for transferring experienced foster carers
  • SFC needs foster carers with training expertise
  • SFC provides specialist training for all who work with Looked After children
  • SFC needs Associate Consultants & Trainers
  • SFC provides experienced foster carers with independent transfer advice
  • SFC provides high quality, specialist foster carer training
  • SFC provides consultancy services to  foster care providers and those working with LAC
  • SFC provides support & development services to new and existing fostering agencies
  • SFC offers ongoing CPD packages for  fostering agencies and foster carers
  • SFC provides specific tailored foster carer recruitment opportunities for IFA’s and LA’s
  • Training
    We provide fostering training for Independent and Local Authority foster carers. We specialise in training...
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  • Recruitment
    We provide a complete foster carer recruitment package for Independent Fostering Agencies.The service provides...
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    Development and Consultancy services available for fostering agencies, childcare providers, focusing on specific needs led...
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Ian Johnson has delivered 21 training courses to our Foster Carers since January 2016.

Ian has proved to be very professional as well as very knowledgeable. He is a charismatic and skilled trainer, able to handle sensitive, and potentially controversial issues in a fluid and confident manner.Ian’s experience as a Supervising Social Worker, and his own experiences growing up, underpin his training, and have resonance with carers.

The evaluation forms we have received from each course are consistently rated at the highest level.

A comment from a course last week on Working in Partnership was: ‘facilitated and guided skilfully, with lots of interesting input’.

Empathic Caring Strategies attracted the comment: ‘Ian gave lots of practical advice/strategies and some follow up reading’.

Ian has delivered generic courses for us, as well as some written at our request. He is always very personable, as well as very prompt in his responses. I consider his input to be extremely valuable and greatly appreciated by foster carers.

Training and Development Officer (Post Approval Training)