Foster Care Training

You’ll receive extensive training, tailored to your foster care situation

Lika is rated Outstanding by Ofsted 

Foster Care Training

You’ll receive extensive training, tailored to your foster care situation

Specialist on-demand training for foster carers and social care professionals.

cpd member

Lika is a CPD Member

At Lika, we believe in providing carers with the resources they need to create transformational changes in the lives of young people.

We train all our foster carers to ensure they have the skills they need to do good work for young people in need, and over the years we’ve developed excellent training programs tailored specifically to the needs of foster carers, based on the principles of systemic family therapy.

Now, that training is available to anyone interested in fostering or social care, even if you’re not a Lika carer, because we believe every carer should have access to expert training.

Please get in touch to talk about your needs by emailing training@likafamilyfostering.co.uk or call 020 8667 2111.

Empowering Language in Foster Care

BEGINNER

PRICE: FREE

Empowering Language in Foster Care

This course offers a brief introduction to some pivotal systemic therapy approaches, focusing on language, meaning, and relational dynamics within foster care and how these can be used to create change for foster children…

Learn more..

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child brain development and recovery training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: FREE

Childhood Trauma, Brain Development & Recovery

Promote resilience in children who have experienced trauma. Learn about brain plasticity, building trust, understanding behaviour…

Learn more..

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child trauma and attachment training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: FREE

Attachment, Trauma & Brain Development

This course will help you understand how a child’s attachment style and experiences of trauma can impact behaviour…

Learn more..

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Endings in Foster Care - Top Tips course

BEGINNER

PRICE: FREE

Endings in Foster Care – Top Tips

This course aims to bring a better understanding around placement endings in foster care. It explores the different ways they occur…

Learn more..

clock icon   30 mins
Endings in Foster Care training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: FREE

Managing Endings in Foster Care

This is a four-part Endings in Foster Care training day which goes through the process of placements ending in foster care…

Learn more..

clock icon   5 hours
Therapeutic Responses to Challenging Behaviour training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: £20

Therapeutic Responses to Challenging Behaviour

There are many approaches and strategies that Foster Carers use when responding to challenging behaviour but some work better than others..

Learn more..

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structural family therapy ideas and fostering course

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: £20

Structural Family Therapy Ideas & Fostering

Discover how family structures can affect the way children interact in their foster home…

Learn more..

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compassion fatgue training

BEGINNER

PRICE: £20

Compassion Fatigue


This training is designed to help professionals recognise & manage compassion fatigue…

Learn more..

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Relational Risk Taking training

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Relational Risk Taking


Relational Risk Taking is a natural position that people take when they want to create better relationships…

Learn more..

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family scripts and fostering training

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Family Scripts and Fostering

Learn about Family Scripts theory and how it can help to foster healthier relationships and communication with foster children…

Learn more..

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memory box course

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Memory Box


This course helps carers support youth in identifying positive experiences and memories through memory boxes..

Learn more..

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social graces and reflexivity in fostering classes

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

The Social GRACES and Reflexivity in Fostering

This training examines elements of identity that might impact our lives and behaviours in the fostering world…

Learn more..

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pace model lessons

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

The PACE Model


PACE helps to promote the experience of safety in your interactions with young people…

Learn more..

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narrative therapy workshop

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Introduction to Narrative Therapy in Fostering

This course helps carers develop their own skill base to enhance relationships with children using narrative therapy…

Learn more..

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co-ordinated management of meaning in fostering

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Co-ordinated Management of Meaning in Fostering

This specialist communication course introduces carers to the very helpful and practical models CMM offers…

Learn more..

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introduction to systemic family therapy training

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Introduction to Systemic Family Therapy

This day will help you understand the core concepts. You do not need to have completed a therapy course…

Learn more..

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child development and attachment course

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Child Development and Attachment

This course is a comprehensive guide to understanding how experiences of neglect and abuse impact a child’s development…

Learn more..

clock icon   5 hours
family time and contact workshops

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Family Time and Contact

This training focuses on the benefits of family time and contact in fostering…

Learn more..

clock icon   5.5 hours
health and safety training

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Health and Safety


Young children are unable to assess risks properly; it’s vital that we keep them safe and teach them safety in the home…

Learn more..

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fostering task course

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

The Fostering Task


This training will build on information learnt in the Skills to Foster training course…

Learn more..

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therapeutic letters narrative therapy

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Therapeutic Letters – Narrative Therapy

This training will support your development in writing a letter that is therapeutically minded…

Learn more..

clock icon   5.5 hours
solution focused therapy fostering training

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Solution Focused Therapy and Fostering

This training enhances skills and offers new tools for those who naturally use this the SFTB approach…

Learn more..

clock icon   3 hours
curiosity and questioning lessons

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Curiosity, Hypothesising & Circularity in Fostering

This training teaches an effective technique that promotes a non-blaming method to help understand behaviours of young people…

Learn more..

clock icon   5 hours
eating and food issues training

BEGINNER

PRICE: £25

Eating and Food Issues


This training day provides insight into the impact of early experiences on a child’s relationship with food…

Learn more..

clock icon   5.5 hours
Attachment, Trauma & Challenging Behaviour training

BEGINNER

PRICE: FREE

Attachment, Trauma & Challenging Behaviour

This one-hour training session is a first step to fully understanding the impact a child’s early life experiences have on them as a person…

Learn more..

clock icon   1 hour
child brain development and recovery training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: FREE

Childhood Trauma, Brain Development & Recovery

Promote resilience in children who have experienced trauma. Learn about brain plasticity, building trust, understanding behaviour…

Learn more..

clock icon   4 hours
child trauma and attachment training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: FREE

Attachment, Trauma & Brain Development

This course will help you understand how a child’s attachment style and experiences of trauma can impact behaviour…

Learn more..

clock icon   1 hour
Empowering Language in Foster Care

BEGINNER

PRICE: FREE

Empowering Language in Foster Care

This course offers a brief introduction to some pivotal systemic therapy approaches, focusing on language, meaning, and relational dynamics within foster care and how these can be used to create change for foster children…

Learn more..

clock icon   1.5 hours
child brain development and recovery training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: FREE

Childhood Trauma, Brain Development & Recovery

Promote resilience in children who have experienced trauma. Learn about brain plasticity, building trust, understanding behaviour…

Learn more..

clock icon   4 hours
child trauma and attachment training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: FREE

Attachment, Trauma & Brain Development

This course will help you understand how a child’s attachment style and experiences of trauma can impact behaviour…

Learn more..

clock icon   1 hour
Endings in Foster Care - Top Tips course

BEGINNER

PRICE: FREE

Endings in Foster Care – Top Tips

This course aims to bring a better understanding around placement endings in foster care. It explores the different ways they occur…

Learn more..

clock icon   30 mins
Endings in Foster Care training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: FREE

Managing Endings in Foster Care

This is a four-part Endings in Foster Care training day which goes through the process of placements ending in foster care…

Learn more..

clock icon   5 hours
Therapeutic Responses to Challenging Behaviour training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: £20

Therapeutic Responses to Challenging Behaviour

There are many approaches and strategies that Foster Carers use when responding to challenging behaviour but some work better than others..

Learn more..

clock icon   4 hours
structural family therapy ideas and fostering course

BEGINNER

PRICE: £20

Structural Family Therapy Ideas & Fostering

Discover how family structures can affect the way children interact in their foster home…

Learn more..

clock icon   3 hours
compassion fatgue training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: £20

Compassion Fatigue

This training is designed to help professionals recognise & manage compassion fatigue…

Learn more..

clock icon   5 hours
Relational Risk Taking training

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Relational Risk Taking

Relational Risk Taking is a natural position that people take when they want to create better relationships…

Learn more..

clock icon   5.5 hours
family scripts and fostering training

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Family Scripts and Fostering

Learn about Family Scripts theory and how it can help to foster healthier relationships and communication with foster children…

Learn more..

clock icon   3 hours
memory box course

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Memory Box

This course helps carers support youth in identifying positive experiences and memories through memory boxes..

Learn more..

clock icon   5 hours
social graces and reflexivity in fostering classes

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

The Social GRACES and Reflexivity in Fostering

This training examines elements of identity that might impact our lives and behaviours in the fostering world…

Learn more..

clock icon   5.5 hours
pace model lessons

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

The PACE Model

PACE helps to promote the experience of safety in your interactions with young people…

Learn more..

clock icon   3 hours
narrative therapy workshop

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Introduction to Narrative Therapy in Fostering

This course helps carers develop their own skill base to enhance relationships with children using narrative therapy…

Learn more..

clock icon   5 hours
co-ordinated management of meaning in fostering

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Co-ordinated Management of Meaning in Fostering

This specialist communication course introduces carers to the very helpful and practical models CMM offers…

Learn more..

clock icon   5.5 hours
introduction to systemic family therapy training

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Introduction to Systemic Family Therapy

This day will help you understand the core concepts. You do not need to have completed a therapy course…

Learn more..

clock icon   3 hours
child development and attachment course

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Child Development and Attachment

This course is a comprehensive guide to understanding how experiences of neglect and abuse impact a child’s development…

Learn more..

clock icon   5 hours
family time and contact workshops

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Family Time and Contact

This training focuses on the benefits of family time and contact in fostering…

Learn more..

clock icon   5.5 hours
health and safety training

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Health and Safety

Young children are unable to assess risks properly; it’s vital that we keep them safe and teach them safety in the home…

Learn more..

clock icon   3 hours
fostering task course

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

The Fostering Task

This training will build on information learnt in the Skills to Foster training course…

Learn more..

clock icon   5 hours
therapeutic letters narrative therapy

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Therapeutic Letters – Narrative Therapy

This training will support your development in writing a letter that is therapeutically minded…

Learn more..

clock icon   5.5 hours
solution focused therapy fostering training

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Solution Focused Therapy and Fostering

This training enhances skills and offers new tools for those who naturally use this the SFTB approach…

Learn more..

clock icon   3 hours
curiosity and questioning lessons

PRE-ORDER

PRICE: £25

Curiosity, Hypothesising & Circularity in Fostering

This training teaches an effective technique that promotes a non-blaming method to help understand behaviours of young people…

Learn more..

clock icon   5 hours
eating and food issues training

BEGINNER

PRICE: £25

Eating and Food Issues

This training day provides insight into the impact of early experiences on a child’s relationship with food…

Learn more..

clock icon   5.5 hours
Attachment, Trauma & Challenging Behaviour training

BEGINNER

PRICE: FREE

Attachment, Trauma & Challenging Behaviour

This one-hour training session is a first step to fully understanding the impact a child’s early life experiences have on them as a person…

Learn more..

clock icon   1 hour
child brain development and recovery training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: FREE

Childhood Trauma, Brain Development & Recovery

Promote resilience in children who have experienced trauma. Learn about brain plasticity, building trust, understanding behaviour…

Learn more..

clock icon   4 hours
child trauma and attachment training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: FREE

Attachment, Trauma & Brain Development

This course will help you understand how a child’s attachment style and experiences of trauma can impact behaviour…

Learn more..

clock icon   1 hour

Lika offers both online and in-person specialist training for foster carers and social care professionals.

At Lika, our foster carers receive the skills and training needed for the specific challenges of their care role.

As a result, we’ve developed a wide variety of training courses to help carers feel stronger and more resilient in helping young people recover from trauma. Our training and resources are based in the systemic family therapy approach to foster caring.

This training is now available to all.

To view a list of the specialist training available, please take a look at our training brochure. All the topics listed are available for both in-person and virtual training, which you can book by emailing your topic of interest directly to training@likafamilyfostering.co.uk or call on 0208 667 2111.

We currently have a waiting list for many courses, but new dates are allocated regularly. If you’ve expressed an interest in a course, we will send you dates as soon as they become available.

If you’d like us to organise training for your group or organisation, we are happy to help. Please get in touch to talk about your needs.

A book to help foster kids and carers better understand trauma

When the wobbly feelings start, Annie can’t stop stomping, stamping and slamming doors. Can her magical best friend help Annie get her sparkle back?

annie sparkles incredible butterfly day
foster carer book

Annie Sparkle’s Incredible Butterfly Day is a fun and engaging story to help young people make sense of the emotional effects of trauma, and to empower their responses to it.

The book is underpinned by research into childhood trauma and teaches techniques to aid recovery in an engaging way.

Comes with a FREE special explanatory guide for foster carers!