We've a range of training and support available for approved foster carers in the borough.
Training, support and development standards (TSD) sessions
Everyone is welcome to these friendly and relaxed sessions, they're a speedy way of completing the training, support and development (TSD) standards and meeting other carers. These are informal meetings and anyone wanting to start or continue with their TSD standards (formerly CWDC) booklets should come along.
- Next session to be arranged.
Please note, everyone has to complete the TSD standards within 12 months of a child being placed following approval.
Foster carer briefings
The following briefings will be held at Number One Riverside,
further details to be confirmed nearer the time;
- Next event to be arranged.
eLearning courses for foster carers
Once approved, foster carers have access to elearning resources, enabling you to update your information in the comfort of your own home and build on your own development. Courses include:
- Cultural Awareness in Safeguarding
- Safeguarding Children in Rochdale
- Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene
- Record and Report Writing for Foster Carers
Details on how to access this learning portal will be given to you by your supervising social worker once you've been approved.
Training calendar for foster carers
You can view our foster carer training courses in the tables below. You need to book your place to attend any of these courses.
Once you've booked, the trainer will contact you one week before the course to let you know the venue and the times of the morning, afternoon or full day courses.
How to book your place on a course
RBSCP: to book your place on a course where Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Partnership (RBSCP) is the trainer,
visit the RBSCP website and complete their application form
Workforce Learning and Development: application forms for Workforce Learning and Development training will be sent to carers by email before each event. When completed, these should be emailed to