Every foster carer, whether new to the role or experienced, is offered up-to-date training at regular intervals. Training covers those areas that foster carers need to feel confident about when looking after children, and includes everything from First Aid to managing difficult behaviour.
In addition to the annual Foster Carer awards (held in November each year, see below) and the lunch we host ever year during Fostering Fortnight, to thank you all for your dedication and hard work, there are numerous social events throughout the year.
The Slough Fostering Association (set up by our foster carers) does a lot ‘behind the scenes’ to offer a range of events for carers, their children and the children they look after, including days out and coffee mornings.
Annual Foster Carer of the Year Awards
Every year we host a sit-down meal to thank foster carers for all they have done in the past year. The events always have a theme (last year it was Bollywood) and, alongside special recognition awards for outstanding achievements by carers, awards are given for long service. When the formal presentations are over, dancing finishes off the night.
Foster sibling activities – KidsCare2!
Keep in touch with us to find out the latest activities for your children to attend. It’s important that we hold events where the whole family can attend but it’s also important that your natural children, who take on the role of sibling to their foster brothers and sisters, get time on their own to have fun and have some undivided attention.