|Jan||FCOTA||Safe Guarding Children||Illawarra|
|Feb||FCOTA||Safe Guarding Children||Online|
|Mar||FCOTA||Therapeutic Care Model-Trauma Informed Practice||TBA|
|Mar||CareSouth||Permanency Support Program||TBA|
|April||CareSouth||Therapeutic Care Model-Trauma Informed Practice||Wagga|
|May||FCOTA||Share Our Pride||online|
|May||CareSouth||Permanency Support Program||Wagga|
|May||FCOTA||Share Our Pride||Online|
|Aug||FCOTA||Share Our Pride||Online|
|Nov||FCOTA||Share Our Pride||Online|
At CareSouth we offer training to support carers and workers, by arming them with knowledge and skills.
FCOTA courses have been developed by a highly experienced team of multidisciplinary professionals, including Out of Home Care Case Managers, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counsellors and Medical Practitioners.
CareSouth provides access for carers to FCOTA training. To find out more and to get your unique login please contact your caserworker.
Below is a list of of some of the courses.
The safety, welfare and wellbeing of children, young people and people with disability is of the utmost importance to CareSouth.
We are proud to be one of the first NSW-based Out-of-Home Care providers to undertake the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Safeguarding Children accreditation.
The Safeguarding Children accreditation helps organisations to develop best practices and systems to protect children and young people from harm, including the harm of sexual abuse. It is based on lessons learned from a range of government inquiries into the abuse of children in organisations, and aims at preventing risks to child safety across all areas of our work.
Taking part in the Safeguarding Children program means that CareSouth needs to put some new requirements in place, to make sure everyone involved in caring for children and young people understands their role in protecting children and young people from harm.
Everyone involved in working with CareSouth, from Board members and employees to volunteers and carers, will need to meet these requirements. All of our employees, volunteers and carers will need to complete compulsory training around preventing abuse, and read and follow our updated policies and procedures around how we prevent and respond to abuse and neglect.
In early 2018, CareSouth will be asking all carers to:
We will support all carers in understanding and meeting these requirements. Your CareSouth caseworker will discuss this with you in early 2018 to outline when and how we will be rolling out these requirements. For more information please see this link.
Initial training for foster carers in NSW is based on the Shared Stories, Shared Lives training manual. This covers:
The training can be run over two full days (such as consecutive Saturdays), or a series of evenings. It is usually available outside business hours. Training is also offered in an ongoing manner to foster carers, to update and broaden their skills.