Credo Care Disability Foster Placements are an Independent Fostering Provider specifically for children with disabilities, including complex medical needs, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and autism. Founded in 2000, they have been supporting families across England to provide long term, loving homes for young people in care, with bespoke specialist training, sessional support from a local network of trained support workers, and a knowledgeable dedicated Social Worker. We deliver CPD accredited training on autism for foster carers, support workers, social workers and other staff members. Our provision is highly commended, achieving an Ofsted Outstanding status in 2017.

CPD activities

  • Course 1 Understanding autism and the benefits of specialist foster care provision.
  • Course 2 Understanding autism and the benefits of positive behaviour support.

Speaker Jan Harris,

Jan began working with children on the autistic spectrum over 20 years ago and has looked after over 30 disabled children as a short breaks foster carer.  Jan is a qualified teacher and has a masters in education (autism) and is an experienced trainer specialising in the area of autism and learning disabilities, also advising families, foster carers and schools about children with behavioural needs.  A qualified PROACT SCIPr-UKâ instructor, Jan takes a Positive Behaviour Support approach undertaking functional assessments of children to find proactive strategies to manage behaviours.

Who should attend?
These courses are aimed at all practitioners who would like to know more about how autism characteristics affect a child and how the child’s needs can be best met in a family environment through using a positive behaviour support approach.  Each course is 6 hours duration and is room based, held in various locations across England. The courses will also outline how, through an innovation project funded by DfE, we are evaluating the effectiveness of social care provision for children on the autistic spectrum and whether autistic children’s needs could best be met in a family based placement rather than a residential setting

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