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.

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.

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.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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..

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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…

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compassion fatgue training

BEGINNER

PRICE: £20

Compassion Fatigue


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

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Relational Risk Taking training

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: £20

Relational Risk Taking


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

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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..

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
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
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

INTERMEDIATE

PRICE: £20

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

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!