Improving Care for Black and Minority Ethnic Children in Foster Care:
A one day workshop covering the principles of care, support and needs of Black and minority ethnic children and young people
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Aims of the course
- The training offers an opportunity to look at the importance of culture and customs.
- It includes valuable personal insights as well as practical tools and ideas that can help empower foster carers to nurture a positive self identity in the BME children in their care.
- There is also an opportunity to reflect on an individual's values and beliefs and to gain a better understanding of racism and discrimination and how these impact on learning and development
- This course discusses the unique characteristics of communicating across cultural lines.
- It also discusses various cultural perspectives, and the skills and abilities needed to address them in the home and community.
The course covers issues of:
- Dealing with personal and cultural care needs
- Dealing with the importance of identity
- Exploring children’s experience of racism
- Exploring the importance of religion and belief
- Providing practical advice and resources on building diversity into children’s everyday lives Including black history as part of children’s development
- Recalling the definition of black and minority ethnic
- Identifying the major components of race and culture
- Identifying principal barriers to cultural competence
- Identifying skills for improving cultural competencies
Previous Knowledge Required
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about race, culture and customs of black and minority ethnic children and young people, and would like to take part in a highly rewarding interactive and participative course.
Who is it for?
- Foster carers currently looking after children and young people of black and minority ethnic origin
- Care home providers who want to increase their knowledge and skills in looking after black and minority ethnic children and young people
- People who wish to look after children of black and minority ethnic origin
- Anyone with an interest in child care and fostering
All our training is tailored to meet the needs of the organisation, so we would go through your specific requirements and develop a course to meet those requirements.
Click here to see our pre-course questionnaire. This will let us know the objectives you have for the training and an idea of any specific areas you want to be covered.
Once we receive this, we will be able to provide you with a course outline tailored to your needs.
How is the course taught?
This is a face-to-face course taught by experienced professionals. It offers a range of methods to help participants develop both skills and knowledge. These include direct formal input, small and large group discussions and exercises and case study material.
For further information, please email us or call us on 0161 763 4783.
We can develop or modify a course specifically to meet your organisation's needs. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us
Our In-House course rates are as follows:
- Full day (One trainer - up to 20 participants): £795
- Half day (up to 3 hour sessions): £495
We can do 2 separate half day sessions in a full day for the full day rate
For groups of more than 20, we can provide more trainers or split the delegates into smaller groups
- Travel and subsistence costs are in addition
Please see the following documents for full details