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Social Work Fostering Form F Assessment Training - Saturday 10th September 2022

Virtual Classroom based course with study materials


Sirius Group

Summary

Price
£220 inc VAT
Or £73.33/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online with live classes
Duration
7 hours, Part-time/Full-time
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
10 CPD hours / points
Optional extras

Digital certificate included in price

Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Dates

Start date
End date
10/09/2022
10/09/2022

Overview

Session will start at 9.30am until 4.30pm, there are breaks throughout the day and a lunch break.

Assessing potential foster carers can be a very enjoyable and rewarding role. Form F Assessors on average earn £2000 per completed assessment.

Our CPD Accredited 1 day online course equips delegates with the skills needed to undertake a Form F assessment. This 1 day workshop is for social workers who are new to fostering or experienced assessors wanting to develop their skills. It will provide assessors with the knowledge and skills to meet all statutory requirements when preparing and presenting reports to a fostering panel. The course follows CoramBAAF guidelines. The course is geared towards practice in England however social workers based in Wales and Scotland are able to attend and will receive a guidance book covering the legislation and processes for their respective countries. The course is presented by one of our experienced Training Form F Assessors.

Our one-day online workshop is designed to equip social workers to produce high quality assessments. Social workers who are new to fostering assessments or those who are experienced will benefit from developing their analytical and reflective skills. Each participant will receive our developed foster assessors pack which includes, Undertaking a Fostering Assessment book, Section A, B and C Exemplars, Health and safety, Safer Caring, Fire Safety and Reference Interview Exemplars. Homework for applicants Exemplars, case studies and much more. After completing the course each delegate with receive an electronic CPD accredited certificate. CPD number #777300 The CPD Group.

To access the course all registered delegates will receive an email containing a link. All that is required is a computer and an internet connection. Delegates will also have the option dial into the session from a phone. This live online session gives delegates the opportunity to ask questions and interact throughout the session. Prior to the training session each delegate will receive an assessor pack.

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CPD

10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Group

Course media

Resources

Description

Form F Assessors on average earn £2000 per completed assessment. The course follows CoramBAAF guidelines and provides assessors with the knowledge and skills to meet all statutory requirements when preparing and presenting reports to a fostering panel. The course is presented by one of our experienced Training Form F Assessors.

Aims of the course:

To familiarise participants with the Form F Assessment process

Introduce the Secure Base Model of assessing foster carers

To prepare assessors for dealing with unexpected issues

Highlight key lessons from serious case reviews

Introduce participants to the panel process

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop participants will have had the opportunity to:

Explore ways of gathering relevant information

Enhance their analytical skills and utilise these in reports

Consider what a good Form F Assessment looks like

Explore ways to prepare applicants for the reality of fostering

Build confidence in their abilities to work with fostering applicants and fostering panels

Identify what support they will need to produce high quality assessments

All delegates will receive

Each participant will receive a copy of Undertaking a Fostering Assessment book. They will also receive our developed foster assessors toolkit which includes, Section A, B and C Exemplars, Health and safety, Safer Caring, Fire Safety and Reference Interview Exemplars. Homework for applicants Exemplars, case studies and much more. After completing the course each delegate with receive an electronic CPD accredited certificate.

Session will start at 9.30am until 4.30pm, there are breaks throughout the day and a lunch break.

Who is this course for?

Our one-day online workshop is designed to equip social workers to produce high quality assessments. Social workers who are new to fostering assessments or those who are experienced will benefit from developing their analytical and reflective skills. Newly qualified and social work students who are looking to join a fostering team will benefit from the course.

The course is geared towards practice in England however social workers based in Wales and Scotland are able to attend and will receive a guidance book covering the legislation and processes for their respective countries.

Requirements

Attendees are required to be a qualified social worker or social work student.

Career path

The course will give social workers the skills needed to complete Form F Assessments for local Authorities, Independent Fostering Agencies or to work as an independent Form F Assessor.

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Jo asked:

Hello Have you any dates for January 2022 please?

Answer:

Hi Jo Thank you for your question. The session in January will likely be held on 8th, the date will be published for booking after 11th December. Regards David

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Denese asked:

I note Sarah's question before and reply that the course will be held on a Saturday. However, the date is 11 June which is a Friday?

Answer:

Hi Denese Thank you for your question. We have recently introduced a Friday session following feedback from our trainees. Going forward advertised sessions will be held on a Friday or Saturday. Regards David

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Faye asked:

Hi i am away for the august date - when is the next one please?

Answer:

Hi Faye Thanks for your question, the next session will be held during September, the September date will be published on 14th August. Regards David

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Sally asked:

Hi. Is there any upcoming courses after 9 July 22?

Answer:

Hi Sally The August date has not yet been confirmed however I can keep you updated. Regards David

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Emma asked:

Hi is this training applicable to Northern Ireland?

Answer:

Hi Emma, thanks for the question, the course is based on completing form f assessments in England however the process of gathering and analysing information is applicable to Northern Ireland.

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Mandeep asked:

Hi, I cannot make 3rd July - what is the next training date please?

Answer:

Hi Mandeep The next date will be early August. Regards David

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Denise asked:

Please can you let me know of future dates as I cannot make Saturday next week .

Answer:

Hi Denise New dates will be published on 6th June. Regards David

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sarah kane asked:

Hi, I work full time so would only be able to complete training outside of working hours. Would this be possible or are sessions during the week?

Answer:

Hi Sarah Thanks for the question. The session is held on a Saturday between 9.30am to 4.30pm, at this moment we do not hold sessions during the week however this may change in the future. Regards David

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Optional extras

Digital certificate

Certificate of completion is included in course price

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