Work with Families of Children & Young People in Residential Childcare
For a variety of reasons, many children grow up in residential care environments away from their family homes. In some instances, they will have no contact with their family members at all, but most have at least some contact and this is important for both the child and the family members concerned.
For staff working in residential childcare, this can be a delicate and difficult area to deal with.
This online course is designed to support staff to navigate this often sometimes challenging aspect of their work.
Who should take this online course?
This course has been designed specifically for people working with children and young people. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about working with children and their families. The course provides content to meet qualification units relating to residential childcare.
If you would like to add this course to your LMS as a SCORM file, just let us know.
Online Course Content
- 1.1 Describe how having a child in residential childcare can impact on a family’s life
- 1.2 Explain how and why impacts can change over time
- 1.3 Describe the impact of inter-generational issues that can exist in families
- 2.1 Explain the principles of partnership working with families in own work setting
- 2.2 Explain how partnership working with families meet the organisation’s aims and objectives
- 2.3 Describe attitudes and approaches that support positive relationships with families
- 2.4 Explain the importance of regarding families as partners with expertise in the care
- 2.5 Describe situations with families where it may be necessary to advocate for the child's rights
- 2.6 Explain the importance of having agreed roles and responsibilities for liaising with families
- 3.1 Build relationships with families of children and young people
- 3.2 Support family members to understand the benefits of maintaining involvement with their child
- 3.3 Encourage family members to maintain contact and sustain their relationship with their child
- 3.4 Support family members to engage with their child in ways that support their child’s wellbeing
- 3.5 Monitor the involvement of family members in supporting their child’s wellbeing and resilience
- 4.1 Work with families on specific activities in line with agreed role
- 4.2 Inform families in line with agreed role about changes, challenges and success
- 4.3 Encourage families to share their own information about changes, challenges and success
- 4.4 Adapt working practice with the CYP in light of shared information using agreed processes
- 4.5 Supply families with additional support and information they require
Aims of the course
By the end of the training course, you will:
- Understand the impact on families when a child or young person is in residential childcare
- Understand principles of working with families
- Be able to support families to maintain their relationship with their child
- Be able to work in partnership with families
Social Care Unlimited Course and Certificate Package
Price options are per user per month, inclusive
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Why use Grey Matter Learning?
- Our methodology values previous learning, saving time
- Clever accessibility settings including 100+ languages
- 100+ high quality courses, specially written for care
- Join thousands of services and local authorities
- Proven to reduce staff turnover and improve CQC ratings
- Established 15 years - we know what works
- Skills for Care Centre of Excellence, CPD certification
- No hidden charges, we recycle your licences
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