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These network meetings are for registered Childminders.
This Network will run virtually 6 times per year for Childminders to enable information to be shared regularly and Childminders to remain in contact with others and up to date with changes in legislation or practice. Just grab a coffee and join the very friendly peer group, we look forward to seeing you. Please book onto each session separately.
Term 1: Tuesday 27 September 2022
Term 2: Tuesday 29 November 2022
Term 3: Tuesday 31 January 2023
Term 4: Tuesday 21 March 2023
Term 5: Tuesday 23 May 2023
Term 6: Tuesday 18 July 2023
The Purpose for the support groups
We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.
There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.
Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.
Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.
These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).
To improve professional confidence of social care practitioners in Managing Challenging Conversations
& Conflict Training to assist in successfully employing professional curiosity in a social care context.
Total Respect is a national training course, designed with the help of young people in care, about being in care. It aims to help adults understand the needs and experiences of children and young people in care, how we can listen to children and young people, act on their wishes and feelings, and what we need to do to make sure this is effective. Total Respect is unique in that care-experienced young people co-deliver the training. It is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for staff and counsellors to learn from young people themselves whilst developing their skills and knowledge to actively promote childrenðs rights and participation.Essential Information