Become a Foster Carer

All Daytime courses run 10:00 12:00 (unless stated)
All Twilight courses run 18:30 – 20:30 
(unless stated)
You must attend both dates to complete the course unless stated

Browse Learning by Month

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome – Online 
Thursday 8th & Wednesday 14th September 
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Ian Butler  

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CCE – Online and Portslade Office 
Tuesday 20th & Tuesday 27th September
10:00 – 12:00 
Elizabeth Dandy  

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More than my ACES – Online  

Wednesday 21st & Wednesday 28th September
18:30 – 20:30
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd 

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CSE – Online
Tuesday 4th & Tuesday 11th October
10:00 – 12:00 
Ed Hill-Thompson

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Introduction to social pedagogy – Online DATE CHANGE due to Sickness
Thursday 6th October & Monday 10th October
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Ian Butler 

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CSE – Online
Thursday 6th & Thursday 13th October
18:30 – 20:30 
Ed Hill-Thompson

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Post Traumatic Growth – Online
20th Oct and 3rd November
10:00 – 12:00
Mary-Anne Hodd

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Digital World – Online & In Eastbourne
Tuesday 8th & Tuesday 15th November 
10:00 – 12:00
Ed Hill-Thompson 

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Digital World – Online
Thursday 10th and Thursday 17th November 
18:30 – 20:30
Ed Hill-Thompson 

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Preparing for a PEP – what you need to consider – Online 
Thursday 10th November
10:00 – 12:00 
Claire Barnaby 

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 Managing Allegations – Online
Wednesday 16th November 
18:30 – 20:30
Nicola Molton 

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Language in Care – Online 
Thursday 17th & Monday 21st November 
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd 

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Restorative Approach – Online 
Tuesday 22nd & Tuesday 29th November 
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Ian Butler  

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 Managing Allegations – Online
Thursday 24th November 
10:00 – 12:00
Nicola Molton

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Through my eyes – Online 
Thursday 12th & Wednesday 18th January  
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd 

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Problematic Eating – Online
Thursday 12th & Thursday 19th January  
18:30 – 20:30 
Ed Hill-Thompson  

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 Attachment – Online
Tuesday 17th & Tuesday 24th January 
18:30 – 20:30 
Nicola Molton 

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Attachment – Online and West Country Office
Thursday 19th & Thursday 26th January 
10:00 – 12:00 
Nicola Molton 

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Sexual Health for Young people with Additional Needs – Online 
Thursday 2nd & Thursday 9th February 
10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Ian Butler  

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Problematic Eating – Online and Devon and Cornwall Office
Tuesday 7th & Tuesday 14th February   
10:00 – 12:00
Ed Hill-Thompson 

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Connection First – Online
Thursday 23rd February & Thursday 2nd March
10:00 – 12:00
Mary-Anne Hodd

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Browse Learning & Resources by Topic

🗒 Book space on Attachment – Online, Tuesday 17th & Tuesday 24th January, 18:30 – 20:30, Nicola Molton

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🗒 Book space on Attachment – Online and West Country Office, Thursday 19th & Thursday 26th January, 10:00 – 12:00, Nicola Molton

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📹 Watch and listen to our Foster carer Dom talk about Living and Fostering with Bi-Polar – Video

🎧 Ian Thomas – Care Experienced Success and Story – Podcast or Video

🎧Leila – BSF Area Manager – “I will find the song that is in your heart” – Podcast

🎧 Becky – Talks about her journey through care with Blue Sky Carers and her current career at BSF – Podcast

🎧“Annie” BSF Care Experienced Young Person & Blogger talks about her life – Podcast

🗒 Book Space on More than my ACES – Online  Wednesday 21st & Wednesday 28th September, 10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd

🗒 Book space on Post Traumatic Growth – Online, 20th Oct and 3rd November, 10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer Mary-Anne Hodd

🗒 Book space on Language in Care – Online,Thursday 17th & Monday 21st November, 10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd

🗒 Book space on Through my eyes – Online, Thursday 12th & Wednesday 18th January  , 10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd

🗒 Book space on Connection First – Online, Thursday 23rd February & Thursday 2nd March, 10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd

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🗒 Book Space on CCE – Online and Portslade Office 
Tuesday 20th & Tuesday 27th September
10:00 – 12:00 
Elizabeth Dandy 

🗒 Book Space on CCE – Online 
Thursday 22nd & Thursday 29th September
18:30 – 20:30 
Elizabeth Dandy 

🗒 Book on to CSE – Online and in West Country Office
Tuesday 4th & Tuesday 11th October
10:00 – 12:00 
Ed Hill-Thompson

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🗒 Book on to CSE – Online
Thursday 6th & Thursday 13th October
18:30 – 20:30 
Ed Hill-Thompson

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🗒 Book on to Digital World – Online & In Eastbourne
Tuesday 8th & Tuesday 15th November 
10:00 – 12:00
Ed Hill-Thompson 

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🗒 Book on to Digital World – Online
Thursday 10th and Thursday 17th November 
18:30 – 20:30
Ed Hill-Thompson 

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🎮 Be internet Legends – What is it and how to get a statue – Video

👾 Commonsense Media – Your home for all things media

🗒 Book on to Preparing for a PEP – what you need to consider – Online 
Thursday 10th November
10:00 – 12:00 
Claire Barnaby 

📹 Watch Who are the education team, what do they do and advice for Foster Carers

🗒 Book Space on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Training – Online, Thursday 8th & Wednesday 14th September, 10:00 – 12:00, External Trainer – Ian Butler

🎧 Listen to the FASD Success Show Podcast

🗒 Book space on Language in Care – Online, Thursday 17th & Monday 21st November, 10:00 – 12:00, External Trainer – Mary Ann Hodd

🗒 Book space on Managing Allegations – Online, Wednesday 16th November, 18:30 – 20:30, Nicola Molton 

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🗒 Book space on Managing Allegations – Online, Thursday 24th November, 10:00 – 12:00, Nicola Molton

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🗒 Book space on Post Traumatic Growth – Online, 20th Oct and 3rd November, 10:00 – 12:00, Mary-Anne Hodd

🗒 Book space on Problematic Eating – Online, Thursday 12th & Thursday 19th January, 18:30 – 20:30
Eating Disorder Therapist Megan B

🗒 Book space on Problematic Eating – Online, Tuesday 7th & Tuesday 14th February, 10:00 – 12:00
Eating Disorder Therapist Megan B

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📹 Watch: Caring for a YP with ARFID – Carer talks about her experience and tips for helping a Young Person – Video

PICA

PICA is the eating of non-edible, non-nutritious items such as stones, plastic, wood etc. Find our more about it, below

✍🏽5 Tips on managing and understanding PICA –  Understanding and managing pica (autism.org.uk)

🔖 This article is talks of James Frankish, a young autistic man who sadly died from issues related to pica. Written at the request of, and in collaboration with, James’s parents and family. After explaining what pica is, Dr Shea then explores James’ story and the lessons that need to be learnt as a result of his death: James Frankish and pica: learning the lessons from his life and death (autism.org.uk)

🔖 Pica | National Eating Disorders Association

🔖 PICA – The Child Psychology Service

🔖 Guide to Managing Pica in Children with Autism – Pica Professionals.pdf (autismspeaks.org)

🗒 Book space on Restorative Approach – Online, Tuesday 22nd & Tuesday 29th November, 10:00 – 12:00, External Trainer – Ian Butler

🗒Book space on Sexual Health for Young people with Additional Needs – Online, Thursday 2nd & Thursday 9th February, 10:00 – 12:00
External Trainer – Ian Butler  

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🗒Book space on Introduction to social pedagogy – Online , Thursday 29th September & Thursday 6th October , 10:00 – 12:00, External Trainer – Ian Butler 

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View in Calendar

  • Digital World – 4th & 11th May
  • Attachment  – 18th & 25th May
  • Managing Allegations  – 8th June
  • CCE – 15th & 22nd June
  • Sexually Inappropriate behaviour – 6th & 13th July
  • Dealing with Loss and Grief  – 7th & 15th July
  • Equality & Diversity Forum – 20th July 10:30 – 13:00
  • CSE and Missing from care  – 7th & 14th September
  • Digital World – 20th & 27th September (Live in Portslade & also Online)
  • CCE – September 28th & October 5th (Live in Swanwick & also Online)
  • “The Power of Words” – Mary-Anne Hodd – 6th October & 12th October
  • Eating Disorders & Attachment to food  – 7th & 14th October (Live in Ringwood & also Online)
  • Digital World – 2nd November &  9th November (Live in Devon & also Online)
  • Attachment Training – 16th November & 23rd November
  • Managing Allegations – 18th January (One Session Only)
  • Sexually Inappropriate behaviour – 12th January & 20th January
  • Loss & Grief Training – 08th February & 15th February
  • Eating Disorders & Attachment – 10th February & 17th February
  • “Identity” – Mary-Anne Hodd – 1st March – 10:00 – 13:00 (Live in Ivybridge Office & Streamed live OnlineOne Session Only
  • CSE & Missing from Care – 9th March & 16th March
  • Sexual Health For Young People with Additional Needs With Ian Butler from IBSP Training – 15th & 18th March

Twilight

  • Digital World – 4th & 13th May
  • Attachment – 19th & 26th May
  • Managing Allegations – 9th June
  • CCE – 17th & 22nd June (Rescheduled)
  • Baby Brain Development (BBD) and Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) – 15th June – 6.30-9pm
  • Sexually Inappropriate behaviour – 6th & 13th July
  • Dealing with Loss & Grief – 8th & 14th July
  • CSE & Missing from Care – 9th & 16th September
  • Eating Disorders & Attachment to Food – 5th & 12th October
  • Digital World Part – 4th November & 11th November
  • Attachment Training – 18th November & 1st December
  • Managing Allegations – 20th January (One Session Only)
  • “The Power of Words” – Mary-Anne Hodd – 1st February & 8th February