Events and Training

UPA Foster Care Training &


Training & Events Calendar

Carers are required to attend four mandatory core training sessions bi-annually. Youth Care Services are running a series of free training sessions to meet our carers’ needs. Our aim is to ensure our carers receive expert training to enhance their knowledge and skills in providing quality support to our young people in care

What you can expect: Youth Care Services training facilitators are highly experienced, skilled and knowledgeable in delivering quality training to equip our carers with the knowledge and skills required to provide quality care for children. You'll start learning immediately, gaining ability and knowledge that assists you to meet the individual needs of the young person/people in your care. We'll prepare you for your role as a Carer, ensuring you're supported throughout the journey of caring for children. You will benefit personally and professionally developing the skills to tackle challenging situations. Training sessions are scheduled to support your availability to attend.


Youth Care Services UPA - Training Sessions Timetable – January 2019 forward
(please note that we will update this calendar in full shortly)
All training sessions are held in comfortable surroundings in our new facility located at Shop 9/75 Colonial Arcade, Main Street Alstonville NSW 2477
January 2019 Training Session Time About this training
February 2019 Training Session Time About this training
Monday 4th February 2019 Foster Carer Information Session
Questions and Answers
6:00pm – 7:00pm Foster care is providing care to children and young people when they are unable to remain with their own families, often due to abuse or neglect. A carer becomes an integral part of the child's life providing a safe, secure and stable environment for vulnerable children and young people. Click here to register.
Saturday 16th February 2019
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Shared Lives Foster Carer Training
(2 x consecutive Saturdays)
(Core Unit - Mandatory attendance bi-annually)
9:30am – 4:00pm These training sessions are designed to provide information on becoming a carer, what is involved in taking on a young person and preparing prospective carers for their role.