Fostering News| January 2020

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Welcome and Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for 2020! For our first update of the year, we have some dates for your shiny new diary and some more training courses that are available to book now!

Dates for your diary


We are busy planning our calendar of events for the year ahead:

  • Invitations have been sent out for our bi-annual Long Service celebratory lunch.
  • The venue has been booked for Fostering’s Got Talent – this will be on Friday 15 May 2020 at the Create Theatre (further details will follow shortly but please put it in your diary!)
  • Our next fostering information evening will be on Wednesday 22 January at The Well in Retford from 6pm – if you would like to join us to talk to perspective carers please get in touch.

The next FLAG meeting will be Monday 2 March 2020 at 7.30pm at Friend’s Meeting House in Mansfield – all carers are welcome!  

New training access


All Nottinghamshire County Council foster carers and staff now have access to free online training and learning materials with Social Care Information and Learning Services (SCILS) and Education Information and Learning Services (EILS).

Please have a read of the registration details (which is very easy) and the information relating to the numerous courses they have on offer.

There are individual learning courses relating to working with children such as “Alcohol and Young People”, “Assertiveness Skills”, “Carers and the Law” and “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.” These are PDF’s that you can download and read at your leisure.

Introduction to learning materials


My Learning My Career

The following courses are available to book via My Learning My Career. New courses are being added all the time and next month we will highlight some more courses with remaining availability to try and relieve some of the pressure of searching directly.  

Information evenings

Information evening

Do you know someone who might be interested in fostering?

We have planned our next six months’ worth of information evenings around the county, so feel free to direct them to one of our events! We truly believe, that nobody recognises a potential foster carer like our great carers themselves, therefore we pay our carers a £50 referral bonus for anyone they refer to the recruitment team who goes on to be approved! Simply tell your friends and family to notify us that they were directed by you upon their initial enquiry to ensure you receive your bonus.

  • Wednesday 22 January, 6pm-8pm The Well, Retford DN22 7BD
  • Wednesday 19 February, 5.45pm – 7.45pm Arnold Library, Arnold NG5 7EE
  • Wednesday 18 March, 6pm-8pm Welbeck House, Sherwood Energy Village, Ollerton NG22 9FF
  • Wednesday 22 April, 6pm-8pm The Crossing, Worksop S80 2AT
  • Wednesday 20 May, 6pm-8pm County Hall, West Bridgford NG2 7QP
  • Wednesday 17 June, 6pm-8pm Newstead Centre, Newstead Village NG15 0BS

All information evenings are kept up to date on our website.

Foster carers' website


As well as our Facebook page, we also have a dedicated website for our carers where you can find loads of information to support you as a carer. From information about Therapeutic Parenting, to the complete Foster Carers Handbook. 

Visit the website