Council To Assist With Fostering Training

Foster carers will receive help from a new 12-month training programme. The Cambridgeshire County Council-organised courses aim to explain children’s needs and cover issues including child attachment, child development, healthcare, communicating with children and caring for children from different cultures. First aid, caring for sexually abused children, behaviour management, eating disorders and moving to independence will also be discussed.

Coun Shona Johnstone, council cabinet member for children and young people’s services, said: “Children who come into the care of the council have a range of needs and I am grateful to members of the community who put themselves forward as foster carers or adoptive parents.

“I am pleased the council has developed such an interesting and helpful training programme to help carers achieve our aim that children in our care achieve their full potential.”

Anyone interested in adoption or becoming a foster carer can contact the council’s fostering and adoption team on 08450 455203.