As a foster carer with St Helens Borough Council, there are lots of opportunities for personal and professional development. Training is tailored to your needs and the needs of the child you are caring for.
Courses range from general safeguarding and safe care training, to specialist courses such as attachment issues, behaviour management or caring for a premature baby.
There are also support groups. These groups offer carers the chance to get together and socialise with other carers, discuss strategies and experiences or just spend time with like-minded people. We offer regular coffee mornings, a group for sons and daughters of foster carers, and a men's group specifically for our male carers.