Nobody wants to throw you in the deep end.
It wouldn’t help anyone, let alone the children. So once you enter into assessment to become a foster carer you will participate in ‘Skills to Foster Training’ and this will continue post assessment and beyond through advanced training, support groups and special events. People who have been foster carers for years attend training too. This helps everyone to learn and support each other.
We do not have a one-size-fits-all approach either. We make it relevant to the individual placements, seeking specialist advice if required and offering ongoing one to one supervision to explore the issues and questions you have.