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Training available for Kinship Carers

30.04.2024

Our Kinship Care Team warmly invites kinship carers in East Ayrshire to participate in free training sessions from their upcoming programme.

Facilitated by a range of partners across health, education, social work services and beyond, these sessions will cover a variety of topics relating to children’s wellbeing and navigating life as a kinship carer.

Please find details of upcoming training sessions below. To register your place, click on the link of the session you wish to attend.

Kinship and Foster Carer Training 

Wednesday 8 May

Hints and Tips to Support Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

10am – 12pm, Scout Hall, Kilmarnock

Wednesday 21 August

Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children and Young People

10am – 12.30pm, Scout Hall, Kilmarnock

Thursday 22 August

Teenage Development (Basic)

10am – 2pm, Scout Hall, Kilmarnock

Wednesday 28 August

Hints and Tips to Support Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

10am – 12pm, Boswell Centre, Auchinleck

Wednesday 4 September

Making Sense of LAAC Reviews

10am – 12pm, Scout Hall, Kilmarnock

Thursday 3 October

Paediatric First Aid

9.30am – 4.30pm, Boswell Centre, Auchinleck

Wednesday 13 November

Understanding ‘The Promise’

10am – 12pm, Boswell Centre, Auchinleck

Thursday 14 November

Promoting Dental Care

10am – 12pm, Boswell Centre, Auchinleck

Find out more about any of the above training sessions.

Kinship Carer Specific Training

Thursday 23 May

Trauma Informed Care

10am – 2pm, WG13, Kilmarnock

Wednesday 29 May

CEOP

10am – 2pm, WG13, Kilmarnock

Monday 10 June

CSE

10am – 2pm, WG13, KIlmarnock

Thursday 12 September

Trauma Informed Care

10am – 2pm, Netherthird Community Centre, Cumnock

Thursday 3 October

CEOP

10am – 2pm, Netherthird Community Centre, Cumnock

Thursday 14 November

Therapeutic Play

10am – 2pm, Netherthird Community Centre, Cumnock

Tuesday 26 November

CSE

10am – 2pm, Netherthird Community Centre, Cumnock

KCASS Training

Available for all kinship carers across Scotland

The Kinship Care Advisory Service Scotland (KCASS) offers training throughout the year. Please sign up to the KCASS Newsletter to ensure you don’t miss out on upcoming events and training.

Find out more on the KCASS website.