Recognising Men’s Role in Fostering

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Recognising Men’s Role in Fostering
May 17, 2018 6:30 pm
August 4, 2017


Dates:      17 and 24 May 2018

This training focuses on the role of men in foster care and identifies positive aspects of the role and emotional benefits for child.

Course Objectives

  • Illustrate the role of men in working within foster care
  • To examine gender issues within the child care domain
  • Explore societal / organisational pressures
  • To identify and highlight that men can be very effective foster carers
  • To examine feelings about abused children and the abusers
  • To acknowledge risk of providing care to a child who has been abused
  • To examine expectations and concerns for male foster carers
  • To revisit and examine Safer Caring Policy.

Presenters: Co-lead by a male Social Worker & a male Foster Carer