This blog appeared on the website of the National Association of Fostering Providers
In a rapidly changing digital world, foster carers looking after some of the most vulnerable children, described little well-informed support or up to date training to address children’s online life.
To develop a new training course tailored to their needs, 70 foster carers took part in a consultation. We learned when they last received training, how it worked out in practice, and what they wanted a course to include. Their parenting styles were explored along with their boundaries, or rules about using technology and how they approached this with a child. In addition, 40 care-experienced young people from different local authorities gave their points of view in workshops. Read more