Managing Transitions for Children and Young People – 1 day

Aim:

This one day course aims to assist those working with Looked After Children in promoting emotional stability for them as they move from home into the care system; between placement and when permanency is considered; minimising the impact on all involved.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Understand the routes to permanent placement for all children and understand all options available.
  • Have examined current research related to planning permanent homes for children and young people and be able to consider and link these to current best practice.
  • Use the knowledge base to produce plans which contribute to positive outcomes for children and young people.
  • Have increased their knowledge of essential good practice and considerations necessary to develop planning strategies that are rooted in child development, are child inclusive and responsive to the diverse needs of children.
  • Apply theories of attachment and loss to children who are Looked After.
  • Ensure that care plans take account of the need to promote a sense of security and develop resilience through paying attention to the protective environment.
  • Understand some of the factors which may contribute to placement breakdown.