A Survival Toolkit

Date, Time & Location

The Fostering Registered Manager Residential course dates are as follows:

3rd – 5th – June 2024

28th – 30th October 2024

This residential course is currently provided at one of the Skyrocket partners’ Offices at various points in the year. Please see the Skyrocket course calendar for all course dates and locations.

Who should attend?
The course is designed to prepare those who are due to assume this demanding appointment. It also provides an ideal revision and update program for those who are current, more experienced Registered Managers. The course explores both practice and legislation and has also been widely recommended to educate and inform Responsible Individuals, Operational and Regional Managers and Principal/Senior Social Workers being prepared for future promotion. Several national agencies have also used the course to instruct all their senior managers in the standards and demands that are placed upon a Registered Manager.

What is included in the course?
This 3 day course will give you all the knowledge you need to further understand and successfully carry out the role of a Registered Manager. You will also have the opportunity to connect and network with other fostering colleagues and hear from experienced industry professionals.

During this course, delegates will explore:

  • The legislative requirements of a Fostering Registered Manager and the scope of responsibilities.

  • A manager’s approach to compliance and the role of Ofsted.

  • An introduction to business drivers and information sources.

  • An overview of business administration, including governance and legislation, Board and Trustee functions, agency strategy and its impact, budgeting, delegations and insurance.

  • Risk register maintenance, risk management and costing.

  • An overview of preparing contracts and tenders, including the procurement process, tips for managing successful tenders, bid control, cost risk calculation, drafting method statements, understanding evaluation and common errors to avoid.

  • Human Resources and effective performance management, including key processes, ACAS procedures, etc.

  • Leadership methods, awareness and approaches, as well as challenges and solutions.

After the course
Following the completion of this course, each delegate will have access to 5 hours of one-to-one mentorship from the course leader (or other suitable Skyrocket professional) as a complimentary course addition.

The cost of this course is £1195 per delegate.
An optional accommodation package consisting of 2 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast can be arranged for a further £250. If you wish to book this package, please select this option when booking.

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