Online Training – Covid-19 Resources

There are lots of online opportunities for Adoptive Parents and Foster Carers to avail of in the comfort of your own home. We encourage all of our Adopters and Foster Carers to consider taking some of these online courses as they cover a wide range of topics.

Please ensure your supervising social workers and training co-ordinator know if you have completed any online training courses so they can update your training record.

To read what Kinship Foster Carer, Orla, has to say about online training click here.

Click on the name of the resource to be redirected to the view the resource.

Name of Training Course / Resource Organisation
Core Issues

HM Revenue & Customs e-learning course for foster carers


First Aid

Basic First Aid: How to Be an Everyday Hero

Future Learn & Various Universities


Internet Safety – HSC Foster Carer Resource

 Fostering in a Digital World App

Safeguarding – Keeping Children and Adults Safe

Volunteer Now

Child Sexual Exploitation

Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland

Child Exploitation & Sexual Health – The Whole Story – The Real Story

Barnardo’s NI Safe Choices & South Eastern Trust

Safeguarding – What is Child Abuse?


Healthy Sexual Development in Young People – Sexual Behaviour in Children


Keeping Children Safe: Reporting Concerns

Volunteer Now

Behaviour Management

Covid-19 & other topics – YouTube channel

AC Education

Preparing Autistic & Special Educational Needs (SEND) Children for going back to school

Reachout ASC

Therapeutic Parenting 

National Association of Therapeutic Parenting

Improving Children’s Sleep

Sleep Scotland

Suicide Awareness

Zero Suicide Alliance

Anxiety in Children and Young People during COVID-19

Future Learn & Various Universities

Young People and Their Mental Health

Future Learn & Various Universities

Supporting Young People with their Mental Health

Young Minds

Growing an Emotional Brain


Brain Builders


Prebirth to three – Brain Development

Suzanne Zeedyk

Teach Self-Regulation (Self-Control) | Early Childhood Development

Kreative Leadership


Theraplay Institute

Understanding Child Development – app for smartphone 

Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)

Living Life to the Full (18+) -Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) concepts


Alcohol & Drug Related Harm – Education & Support


Introduction to Mindfulness – Free Online Sessions (18+)


Looking after your mental health during the Covid outbreak – A guide for young people


Common Difficulties in the Early Years

Anna Freud Centre for Children & Families

Attachment & Trauma

Attachment in the Early Years

Open University


Scottish Attachment in Action

Trauma, Brain & Relationship: Helping Children Heal

Bruce Perry

Caring for Vulnerable Children

Future Learn & Various Universities

Solihull Understanding Trauma

Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland

Developmental Trauma

Beacon House

Childhood Adversity: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment on Mental Health

Future Learn & Various Universities

Child Trauma Academy

Child Trauma Academy & Bruce Perry

Child and Family Mental Health – Therapeutic Parenting

Beacon House

ACEs – Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences

Early Trauma Online – Dan Hughes

Respecting and Valuing the Individual

Exploring Learning Disabilities: Supporting Belonging

Open University

Diversity and Difference in Communication

Open University

Disability Matters

The Fostering Network & Disability Matters

Healthy Lives for Young People- A Guide to Sexual Health & Wellbeing


LGB&T – Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Public Health Agency


10 Things You Can DO To Feel Better Right Now


Living Life to the Full


The Foster Care Training Hub

The Big Initiative

How Not To Go To School – downloadable story book

Rebecca Sampson

Coronavirus – a book for children

The Nosey Crow

Caring for Each Other

Sesame Street

CYPSP – Covid-19 online resources


Tiny Happy People


What Just Happened?

Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland