National Caregiver Training Programme

The National Caregiver Training Programme (NCTP) is a partnership between Child, Youth and Family and Fostering Kids.  We work together to make sure foster children and young people are given the best of care by providing learning and development opportunities for caregivers. 

Learning Support

We offer a range of 11 modules which cover a range of topics.  You can access the learning from these modules by learning online, attending a workshop, using our factsheets to have a conversation with your peer support network, or a combination of all three.

Online Learning

You can complete a range of online modules that you can work through at your own pace.  Topics include:

  • Child Development
  • Attachment and Resilience
  • Understanding and Managing Behaviour
  • Family Group Conferences
  • Securing Permanency
  • Leaving Care

Click here to find out more about each online module and to begin the module.

 

Workshops

You can attend a range of workshops around the country.  Topics include:

  • Child Development
  • Attachment and Resilience
  • Understanding and Managing Behaviour
  • Legal Issues
  • Safety and Prevention
  • Working with Adolescents
  • Maltreatment and Family Violence
  • Identity and Belonging
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Teamwork
  • Carer Families

Click here to find out more about each workshop, including how to register to attend a workshop near you.

Factsheets

You can access a range of factsheets which provide further information on each module.  You can use these factsheets to have a conversation with your peer support network, to support the learning from the online modules or from attending a workshop, or a combination of all three.  Topics inlcude:

  • Development milestones, from baby at 2 months to your teen at 18 years
    Attachment types
  • Caring styles
  • Talk about abuse
  • Safe sleeping for babies

Click here to access the factsheets.

Resources

You can access a range of resources, including links to other websites of interest.

Click here to access.

Contact

For further information about any of the topics contained on this website contact your social worker.

For further information about attending a workshop, please contact: Fostering Kids on  0800 693 323  

For all other enquiries regarding this website, please contact:  Freephone: 0800 CARE OK (0800 227 305)