TSD (Training, Support & Development Standards)

Tsd training support and development foster care

All Foster Carers are required to complete the Training, Support and Development Standards below within 12 months (18 months for Connected Persons Foster Carers) of becoming approved. The 7 Training, Support and Development Standards (TSD) form part of a Foster Carer’s induction into the role and then become part of your Continuing Professional Development. The TSD provide a national minimum benchmark that sets out what Foster Carers should understand throughout their career. Foster Carers must evidence all of the standards under each of the following seven headings.

In Coventry we ask Foster Carers to complete a portfolio to demonstrate their understanding as they start their fostering journey. You will have received this during your assessment. Your Supervising Social Worker will support you with completing the portfolio. Attending training is one way to demonstrate your learning and can assist you with completion.

In the following pages you will find the available courses (also see the gov.uk pages):

  1. Understand the principles and values essential for fostering children and young people.
  2. Understand your role as a Foster Carer
  3. Understand health and safety, and healthy care
  4. Know how to communicate effectively
  5. Understand the development of children and young people
  6. Safeguarding children and young people (keep them safe from harm)
  7. Develop yourself