Fostering News | January Update

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Happy New Year to you all! Welcome to our January edition of Fostering News. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas. In this edition you will find the link to join the next FLAG meeting, we have some great training opportunities for you and some service updates.

Fostering Liaison Advisory Group

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Please join us at the next virtual FLAG meeting on Monday 10th January at 7pm.  

As well as updates from the senior service managers, we will also be joined by Steve from My Bag charity and representatives from the Virtual School. It should be a very informative meeting.

Join the meeting

Strengthening Relationships & Disrupting Exploitation

NCC in partnership with The Children’s Society, will be running six sessions for parents and carers around Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE.) The sessions will be informal, interactive and delivered via Microsoft TEAMS. The first session will take place on 27 January. For further information and to book on please contact Kirstin Lamb

Email to book

Online safety advice

Setting up a new phone or tablet

Did your young person get a new phone or tablet for Christmas? Check out the National Online Safety website’s top tips to lock those devices down and keep your young person safe.

12 Online Safety Tips

Foster Carer Handbook update

We have been working hard to update the foster carer handbook as it moves across to the new online platform Tri.X. This will be ready to share with you in the new year and we will add the link to the foster carers website as soon as it has been finalised. 

Foster carer website

Training Round Up

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The following courses still have some availability. Please book on now via My Learning My Career to avoid disappointment!

Foster Care - PDA Pathological Demand Avoidance 9th & 16th March 2022, 10am - 12.30pm (2 day course)

Foster Care - Helping Children who Self Harm  29th March 2022, 10am - 3pm

Foster Care 'Keeping Children Safe on-line': Foster Care 'Keeping Children Safe on-line' ( 16 March 2022 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

See more training options

Shadow event winners!

Well done to the Children in Care Council whose team recently won the night time orienteering competition, “Shadow.” Shadow is an annual overnight navigation and team event coordinated by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Youth Service and Notts Outdoors, aimed at teams of young people aged between 13 and 19 from all over the county. 

Read more about the event and the team’s victory

Oral Health for looked after children

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The Clinical Commissioning Group [CCG] for  Looked after Childrens team are working with the Oral Health promotion team within Notts Healthcare Trust. The Team are offering to support all LAC and Homes across the entire CCG (County and City) with promoting oral health.

The team have devised a training package of 4 short modules to improve carers knowledge and skills around oral health for LAC. There will also be some free resources made available to those children who originate from Notts City or County Local Authorities.

This is an exciting opportunity to link social and health care together. Please can foster carers complete the questionnaire which will support the creation of the training modules.

Complete the survey

We're a Fostering Friendly Employer

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We are pleased to have been recognised by The Fostering Network as a Fostering Friendly employer, showing that we enable employees to balance their work with looking after children, supporting and recognising the roles of our employees who foster.

If you are a current NCC employee, please speak to your supervising social worker about how you may be able to benefit from these changes.