Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
Everyone who is involved in providing foster care needs to be aware of how children and young people can be cared for safely. This means knowing the risks associated with foster care, and knowing how to develop caring which ensures that everyone involved can stay safe and gain all the benefits of foster care. This course will provide space for learners to reflect on their own practice, and to explore ways of working that enhance safer caring.
Target audience: Foster carers
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand key issues and principles in safer caring
- Explain how the assessment and management of risk, and an understanding of the effect of trauma are key factors underpinning ‘safer caring’ in relation to foster care.
- Explain ways in which assessment and management of risks and benefits to all parties can be undertaken in the setting.
- Explain the importance of delegated authority in the context of teamwork in foster care
Develop skills in safer caring for traumatised children and young people
- Show how an understanding of how to promote recovery from trauma can inform good practice in developing and implementing safer caring guidelines.
- Explain the importance of effective safer caring procedures in ensuring the physical and emotional well-being of the whole foster care family and the team around them
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