The Skills to Foster

Involving our young people in training others: Participation in action          

On 28th November, after a bit of a break for our young trainers, it was good to see them back. They contributed to the Skills to Foster Training hosted by Devon County Council. As a result, we helped new foster parents learn more about how to become even better at caring.

Entitled “Moving In and Moving On” we think this session really helps new foster parents to understand the experiences of children and young adults who find themselves in the care of the local authority.

In front of about 20 people, 2 care leavers shared their personal stories. Then they gave a presentation, and played a game with carers. The game helped them to understand how moving into a strange new home can feel from a child or young person’s viewpoint.

Ten Top Tips STF 3 12 18 The link to the left is to our Ten Top Tips to download and read, especially if you are a new foster carer.

Add some new tips by emailing us at

We got very good feedback from foster carers.

“Thanks, they were so brave doing that for us, we are truly grateful”
W and R Foster care trainees

People told us they had learned something new and that our volunteers had made a big impression on them. We look forward to delivering the next session in January.

Are you a child or young person in care or a care leaver?  Maybe you’re a foster carer or PA. If you or someone you know would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer trainer or part of our recruitment panel, please contact Caroline Lee (details here)

Want to Talk?

Get in touch

Fact or Fiction?

Your questions answered


Get help with some of life’s difficult times