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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

  1. Understand key issues in supervising foster care
    1. Explain the role of supervision in foster care services
    2. Explain why children and young people in public care should be regarded as traumatised
    3. Explain what traumatised children and young people need in order to recover
  2. Develop skills in supervising to promote safe and reflective practice
    1. Explain the role of the supervising social worker in promoting and assessing the needs of carers for support and professional development
    2. Analyse key issues in developing skills for therapeutic supervision

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