FOOD IN CARE TRAINING OFFER
Food in Care is an innovative and practical course developed to upskill carers of children and young people in care – addressing nutrition and food behaviour issues. The training provides a detailed insight into the needs of Children in Care, with practical tools and ideas that carers (foster, kinship, residential) and other professionals (social workers, LAC nurses, managers) can use in everyday situations when providing child care.
EVIDENCE BASED PROGRAMME DEVELOPED BY CARERS AND STAFF EXPERIENCED IN SOCIAL CARE
FREE RESOURCES AND TEACHING NOTES INCLUDED IN THE TRAINING PACK
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM OTHER ORGANISATIONS AND SHARE GOOD PRACTICES
FOOD IN CARE LOGO AND CERTIFICATE GIVEN TO TRAINED FOSTER AGENCIES
FLEXIBLE APPROACH MEETING VARIOUS NEEDS
We offer various training packages that can meet different needs. We offer a comprehensive direct course, Train the Trainer package and shorter online course. We have worked with number of organisations across England and are always happy to provide the best bespoke support.
BENEFITS OF COMPLETING THE COURSE
This evidence-based programme has been co-developed to upskill those working with Children in Care to manage complex eating behaviours.
Attendance on the course will give participants detailed knowledge and skills of nutrition and the impact this has on physical and mental health and well-being.
Understanding of how food is used socially to communicate thoughts, actions and beliefs.
Participants will gain insight and the ability to look beyond the child’s food-related behaviour and learn strategies and techniques to help the child.
Upskilling carers and support staff with these resources will positively impact relationships within the care setting and promote placement stability.
Supported staff, familias and better health and social outcomes for Children in Care in the long term.
FOOD IN CARE PROGRAMME
CO-DESIGNED WITH EXPERIENCED FOSTER CARERS AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF
providing a detailed insight into the needs of Children in Care and a comprehensive understanding of practical tools that can be used.
DESIGNED FOR CARERS AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF
More than 100 Food in Care champions have been trained to date, including foster carers, social workers, residential teams and training professionals at both practitioner and manager level.
Magdalena Przybyłka, RNutr Public Health, MSc., BSc (Hons)
Registered Nutritionist in Public Health with master degree in Weight Management. Magda has initated the programme and has been involved in the training since its launch in 2015. Magda has an extensive experience in both nutrition and social care field. Passionate in supporting children and young people to have better health outcomes.
Beth Bradshaw, RNutr Public Health, MSc., BSc.
Associate Nutritionist with master degree in Public Health Nutrition. Experienced in project management and delivery of successful nutrition workshops to wide range of groups. Beth has been involved in the development of the Food in Care training package and supports the delivery of the training sessions. Passionate in public health and policies.
FOOD IN CARE 'TRAIN THE TRAINER' PACKAGE
Our most successful and popular training is based on 'Train the Trainer' approach which:
GIVES A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY TO THE ORGANISATION
Trained Champions train other carers and staff in the format and at the time that suits best their needs.
IS THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE APPROACH
You cover the costs of training just one person. The champion gains skills and resources to train multiply people with no addittional cost.
IS SUPPORTED BY FREE TRAINING RESOURCES
Training pack including slides, teaching notes, handouts and case studies is included in the training package.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE COURSE:
“I have gained a very good understanding of how food is directly involved in every part of a child and young person life, and is essential component to provide positive outcomes for LAC. This resource needs to continue and become part of everyday.”
„Every foster carer should do this course. Very informative and practical.”
“Gave me the opportunity to look at food in a different way and how much of an impact it can have on relationships. Really enjoyed this.”
TO FIND OUT MORE:
Please, contact us on either firstname.lastname@example.org or 0151 237 2686 if you would like to receive more information about the next training dates and costs. We offer various flexible packages and bespoke offer. We also offer discount for Foster Talk members. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.