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Equality and Diversity in Foster Care

This course is designed to help foster carers fully appreciate the varied backgrounds that young people originate from, the importance of the child’s journey and the impact of transition between foster placements and leaving their birth family.


Children can lose significant parts of who they are if they are not supported to maintain their cultural identity.

Using case studies and group work such as 'what is in a name', we will help the group understand the things we take for granted such as the stories of the history of names and other family narratives.

It also covers the need to respect and promote each child and young person’s unique personality, social circumstances and cultural background including aspects of discrimination.

We will explore the crucial role foster carers play in advocating for children in their care on issues of discrimination and inequality.

equality and diversity in foster care course

This course is available as an In-House Course only

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Course Objectives

At the end of this training carers will be able to:

  • Manage diversity and promote equality
  • Tackle discrimination when it occurs
  • Foster positive relationships between dive groups
  • Confidently discuss issues of inequality with children/young people and significant others
  • Understand the impact placement moves and foster care have on a child’s identity
  • Advocate that the needs, rights and views of the child or young person are at the centre of all practice and provision.
  • Understand the important role foster carers play in promoting identity
  • Illustrate how individuality, difference and diversity are valued and celebrated.
  • Explore equality of opportunity, issues and promote anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Define and promote social inclusion and advancement of children and young people. Closing the gap in education and employment
  • Reflect on the different types of prejudice and discrimination which can affect children and young people in care.
  • Outline why it is important to provide care which respects and preserves each child’s protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010
  • Illustrate how you support and encourage children and young people to develop skills to deal with discrimination, enhance self-worth and make a positive contribution.

Who is it for?

  • Private Fostering Agencies
  • Local Government Fostering Agencies
  • Care home providers who want to increase their knowledge and skills in looking after children and young people


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 can be delivered as a face-to-face course or via Zoom online video conferencing.

Our trainers are 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 complete the enquiry form 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


In House Course

Four hour Session: (e.g. 10 am to 2 pm) £595

Full Day: £795

Courses run via Zoom, recommended maximum 10 delegates per session - up to 15 if required
Face to Face courses: maximum 20 delegates per session

Travel costs are in addition for face to face courses. Please see our Costs and Agreement

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