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CONSULTATIONS

Consultations take place once or twice a year. There is one in the south and sometimes one in the north of England.

The date for our 2018 consultation at Kings college is: Wednesday 6th June

The times are: 10 am - 3.30pm at £50 per head.

These are important get togethers to network, share successes and challenges and review skills and strategies.

                           

FACILITATORS COURSES

2018: 12th - 15th November Facilitators Course

            16th November 12+ Day

A facilitators course will take place: Monday 12th - Thurday 15th  November 2018

One day 12+ adaptation: Friday 16th November.   Kings College, London, Denmark Hill Campus.

 We are also able to arrange bespoke in house training.

 

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 Terms & Conditions 

Fostering Changes Training Centre Standard Terms and Conditions

Changing Participant Details
We understand that staff leave and even that workloads change. If you wish to substitute a person to replace the original participant, please inform our office of any change to your original booking. Substitute details should be provided to our office no later than 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course by emailing jennifer.castle@kcl.ac.uk,  kathy.blackeby@kcl.ac.uk
 or caroline.bengo@kcl.ac.uk 

Transferring Courses
Participants are able to tranfer their course to a course at a later date, subject to availability. Applications to transfer must be made no later than 10 days prior to the commencement of the original course and no later than 20 days prior to the commencement of the course you wish to transfer to.

Places cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. You may be required to transfer to a different course than the one you applied to because of availability. You will be sent a confirmation of booking to your new course.

Course Cancellation
All cencellations to bookings must be received in writing by email to jennifer.castle@kcl.ac.uk,  kathy.blackeby@kcl.ac.uk / caroline.bengo@kcl.ac.uk and must be made 10 working days prior to the start of a course. If a booking is cancelled within 1-15 working days or if the delegate fails to attend the course, charges may apply.


Course Attendance
The course runs for 4 days. You are required to attend all four consecutive days of the course offered to you to receive a Certificate of Attendance. Where you fail to attend all four consecutive days, you may be required to attend another course in full. A place will be offered to you on the next available course, but cannot be guaranteed. Fees may apply.


Cancellation of Courses
We reserve the right to cancel any of the publicised courses at any time without liability. In these circumstances, participants will be offered an alternative date.

Course Notes and Training
The notes and training for the Facilitators Course cannot be relied upon for legal interpretation. Neither Kings College, the Institute of Psychiatry nor its employees, facilitators or consultants can accept responsiblity for participants actions, or those of other people reading the course notes or interpreting the training in litigation, or responsiblity for any loss incurred as a result of relying on the training or the training notes. If in doubt, consult a lawyer.

Each person attending the training will be provided with one copy of the Fostering Changes Manual. Please note, you may be charged for additional copies of course materials required.

Bookings
All telephone and online bookings are subject to your completion of an application forms and your successful acceptance and confirmation of an offer of a place on a course. Neither Kings College, the Institute of Psychiatry nor its employees, facilitators or consultants can accept responsibility for bookings made without confirmation of an offer of a place on a course.

Certificates
Attendance Certificates are only issued  once you have completed all four days of the Facilitators Course. Accredited Facilitator Certificates are only issued once you have met successfully met all the requirements for accreditation.
Please note, you may be charged for additional copies of Certificates issued if required.

 What Carers say... 

Since doing the course I have become much calmer, I have more understanding. I do less talking and more listening. I have become stronger. With the kids, I feel I have become more positive. Things that would irritate me before, I now get over it. I am taking time to sit with the child and get to the bottom of it.

If I had this training many years ago, some of the placements I had, I would have kept them. Rather than saying I can't be bothered, I would have worked with it.

Since doing this course, my placement, any placement I should get, these kids are staying with me. Because now, I have ways of dealing with a situation.

As a new Foster Carer coming on this course has opened my eyes. I will spend more time with the children that come into my house. I will listen and take time for myself.

I am now well equipped with the tools and I am ready for the challenges. I don't think everything is just going to go smoothly, you have to try over and over to see the changes. I am seeing changes already.

My young person now listens to advice and instructions, she now maintains a curfew, her attitude has changed and even her appearance has improved.

I was on a downward spiral. The course has reinforced to praise and to continue to praise. I have learnt that you get so much more out of children if you don't constantly question them.

Things change, placements change, but I will take the skills I have learnt with me.

I listen more. Instead of giving orders, I ask, I use I messages and they are working.

For me, being here has made me more hopeful. I have seen changes in myself.

I have seen changes in my child. Before the course it was as if she didn't know what no means. All of a sudden it is as if she does understand. I have learnt how to deal with her. I have learnt how to talk to her, I have realised she is a person.

I have become more patient. Things that used to get on top of me don't now. Instead of focusing on the negative I look at the positive. Yes, this course is brilliant.

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Fostering Changes Training Centre
Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
PO Box 86 Decrespigny Park
London, SE5 8AF
Phone: ++44 (0) 20 7848 5845
Email: jennifer.castle@kcl.ac.uk

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