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 2020 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 Youth Care UPA, Shop 9/75 Main St, Alstonville NSW 2477
January 2020 Training Session Time About this training
Tuesday 28th January 2020

Facilitator: Aiden Thomas, Youth Care UPA’s Program Manager.

Foster Carer Information Session

Questions and Answers

6.00pm – 7:00pm Becoming a Foster Carer can be a very rewarding journey. By providing a stable, caring family environment for a child or young person you can make a very positive difference to not only the child, but their birth family, and to the world.

Youth Care UPA often receive enquiries around the different types of Foster Care available, how you become a Foster Carer and the training involved, so we hold regular information evenings.

Attendees are able to find out more about Youth Care UPA, the support and services we offer, what it means to be a Foster Carer (both temporary and permanent), and how you can train to be a Carer.

The evenings are hosted by Aiden Thomas, Youth Care UPA’s Program Manager. Aiden also dedicates some time to a Q&A, so you can ask him your questions and learn from others too.

Anyone who is interested in temporary (from 1 weekend to 6 weeks) or permanent Foster Caring is encouraged to attend one of our no obligation information evenings.

February 2020 Training Time About this event
Saturday 15th & Saturday 22nd February 2020
RSVP: By the 3rd of February
Facilitator: TBA
“Shared Lives” Foster Carer Training 9.15am - 4.00pm Completion of all modules of this training is a requirement for those who wish to become fully licensed Foster Carers in NSW.

Please be advised that it is important to obtain your Working With Children Check and attend to your Police Checks prior to attending the training. Please note you will need to bring your completed NPC form with you to the training, along with 100 points of identification so that one of our staff can copy and witness your original identification paperwork.