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Rees, The Care Leavers Foundation

icon-location Abberley View, Saxon Business Park, Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4AD, United Kingdom

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icon-phone 07813054976


For the public benefit, to relieve by such means as are charitable, children and adults who have had foster care or residential care experience by the provision of support, advice, resources, assistance (financial or otherwise), grants, programmes an...See more
Professional Panel Training

Professional Panel Training

opportunity-location B604AD Worcestershire
opportunity-dates 28 Apr 2016 - 20 Oct 2020
We’re recruiting care experienced people (i.e. Care Leavers aged 18 and above) to train them to become fostering/adoption panel members. We need care experienced panel members to work with Local Authorities and Independent Agencies to help make recommendations about potential Foster Carers and Adopters We know that people with care experience can provide diverse perspectives, and make unique and valuable contributions to the process of approving foster carers and adopters. The training and support we provide equips care experienced people with the skills required to take on the role of a panel member, whilst acknowledging the complexities of using personal experience in a professional setting. Overview of Training Programme Purpose of panel Role of panel members Unique professional role of care experienced panel members Reading skills & highlighting issues Support Self-care Importance of reflection & self-development Who can apply? All adult (18+) care experienced people – with or without panel experience. If you have a care experienced panel member already they will benefit from the support provisions and ongoing professional development. There is an £80 fee to agencies wishing to support their care experienced panel members. For more details please email Our Aims Developing excellence in practice model & raising standards Recruiting care experienced people to become panel members Specific & recognised training Ongoing support – buddy system & network Providing guidance to panels Managing a recognised central list of care experienced panel members Connecting panels with qualified care experienced people Interested? If you are interested in training as a panel member or want further information, please email
icon-status Donation/Grant Opportunity
Target Goal £10000
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Professional Panel Training

Helping beneficiaries


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