Careers at Heath Farm Fostering – Join our family
Heath Farm is part of the Acorn Group, a family of specialist services for complex & vulnerable children and young people. Our fostering services are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people with complex needs and behavioural challenges. To do this we need the best people, to recruit, train and support our amazing Foster Carers as well as providing essential business support.
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How will we be supported?
During the assessment process, you will be allocated an Assessing Social Worker who will complete the assessment form (known as a Form F) with you. During this time, your Assessing Social Worker will support you and your family throughout. Once approved by the fostering panel, you will either team up with a named Supervising Social Worker or you may continue to be supported by your original Social Worker. Either way, you will be fully supported by highly skilled & experienced members of staff from day one.
What training will I receive?
Our foster carers are offered comprehensive initial and on-going training. The nature of this training differs depending on the nature of the fostering and the child's needs. For instance, vulnerable teenagers or disabled children require more specialised care so we supply you with additional training. The initial training takes place prior to your approval as a foster carer and will give you the foundations on which to build your knowledge. Our 'Skills to Foster' three day course in a compulsory programme designed to give you the basic skills needed to meet your foster child's needs. We offer extensive on-going training from our qualified training team, plus we encourage skilled foster carers to 'cascade' their knowledge to other foster carer, to find out more about our training package and what else we provide to help you in your fostering career.