- “ [This course] made me think outside the box... It will influence the training of staff and the importance of sharing good practice. ” Tracy Holman, Barnsley – November 2013
Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
We cannot provide a service to children and young people and their families unless we know what service is needed. In working with children and young people it is vital to have the skill and knowledge to make accurate assessments. Then plans can be made that really address the needs of the individual child. This course enables anyone who works with children and young people to build their knowledge and to practise and develop their skills in making child-centred assessments.
Target audience: Social Workers | CAF Staff | Family Liaison workers | Community Liaison workers | Independent Reviewing Officers
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand key issues in keeping children at the centre of assessment
- Explain the value of a child centred model of assessment and planning
- Outline how to identify the needs of children and young people
- Explain the importance of working with others to assess the needs of children and young people to inform planning
- Summarise the importance of permanency planning for children and young people
Understand how you can develop skills in making child-centred assessments
- Describe how you engage with children or young people and their carers in expressing their needs and aspirations to inform planning
- Reflect on how you might develop a plan with a child or young person and others in the network to meet their needs with a focus on the achievement of positive outcomes
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