- “ Really helpful... it encouraged me to think much more about the therapeutic needs both of children in care and of the carers. ” Sue Anderson, Social Worker, Milton Keynes – January 2014
Supervising foster care
Level: 4 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 20
Foster care is a unique discipline, in which a professionally accountable task is undertaken in a private space twenty four hours a day seven days a week. And the task is to enable traumatised children to form new secure attachment relationships, which makes great demands on foster carers. Supervision is essential to maintain the well-being of everyone involved. This course enables learners to understand key issues and to practise and develop skills in supervising foster care.
Target audience: Social workers
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand key issues in supervising foster care
- Explain the role of supervision in foster care services
- Explain why children and young people in public care should be regarded as traumatised
- Explain what traumatised children and young people need in order to recover
Develop skills in supervising to promote safe and reflective practice
- Explain the role of the supervising social worker in promoting and assessing the needs of carers for support and professional development
- Analyse key issues in developing skills for therapeutic supervision
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