What's it all about?

Stara has been added to the panel of providers to supply training for people applying to the Department for Communities to become Foster Carers. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer please contact Department of Communities.

Your Trainers

Neil Carver-Smith & Jenny Biancotti

What to expect.

The courses cover the following modules:

  1. Overview and Providing Foster Care

  2. Care for the Child: Understanding Trauma and Attachment

  3. Care for the Child: 'Healing' Parenting Skills

  4. Bringing a Child Into Your Home: Considerations and Impacts

  5. Self Development and Self Care

  6. Leaving Care: Policies, Course Review and Evaluation


Our Style

Although we cover a great deal of important and serious information, the style of the course is informal and relaxed. It's a time for you to learn new things but also to share your views and listen to other considering fostering too.

2020 Dates

These courses will run over 3 Saturdays during 2020

Course 1: Saturday 8th, 15th & 22nd February

Course 2: Saturday 6th, 13th & 20th June

Course 3: Saturday 5th, 12th, & 19th September