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We're updating our payments system from 2pm on Tuesday 26 September.

We can't take any payments while we complete this process -  apologies for any inconvenience this might cause you.

Fostering Preparation Groups

Training to be a foster carer in West Berkshire

What are Preparation Groups?

Taking place over three days, Preparation Groups will equip you with all the information and knowledge you need to succeed as a foster carer, as well as the home study and assessment. These groups are a mandatory training session to follow on from the face-to-face meetings we arrange and can be attended at any stage during the home study and assessment phase.

We've recently updated our preparation groups to include the latest materials from the Fostering Network "Skills to Foster" Programme.

Our preparation groups will give you the very best induction into the world of fostering.

Training Dates

Preparation Group training dates for 2017 are listed below:

The sessions all take place at Shaw House in Newbury

20 and 27 of January and 03 February 20179:30am to 4pm
24 and 31 March and 7 April 20179:30am to 4pm
9, 16 and 23 June 20179:30am to 4pm
8, 15 and 27 September 20179:30am to 4pm
10, 17 and 24 November 20179:30am to 4pm

Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire Council's Family Placement Team

01635 503155