Foster Carer training

Foster carer training: Financial support for children

Care leavers move into independence and become responsible for their own finances at a much younger age than their peers in the general population, and in most cases do not have family support networks to rely on. As a consequence, they are at higher risk of financial vulnerability and many experience problems with debt and arrears. This is often due to a lack of understanding of how to maintain a tenancy, pay bills and budget effectively. Research indicates that around one third of care leavers become homeless within the first two years of leaving care, impacting on their ability to secure or remain in education or employment and experience good mental health and wellbeing.

We request all foster carers to undertake a short piece of training to support them around the financial education of their children.

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Foster carer training schedule

Name
TopicDate
Kate Payne & Sasha-Gay BrownExecutive functions: Introduction
Thursday 6th May 2021
Kate Payne & Sasha-Gay BrownExecutive functions: working memory and attention
Thursday 13th May 2021
Sasha-Gay Brown NEET Podcast episode
Friday 14th May 2021
Kate Payne & Sasha-Gay Brown
Executive functions: goal directedness, flexibility and meta-cognition
Thursday 20th May 2021
Kate Payne & Sasha-Gay BrownExecutive functions: task initiation and time management
Thursday 27th May 2021
Kate Payne & Sasha-Gay Brown
Executive functions: organisation, planning and prioritisationThursday 3rd June 2021
Kate Payne & Sasha-Gay Brown Executive functions: emotional control and response inhibitionThursday 10th June 2021
Education Untapped
podcast
A young person’s voice – reengaging with educationMay 2021
Education Untapped
podcast
EnrichmentSummer 2021
Sutton VSePEP training for FC'sAugust 2021