Course Overview

The course is designed to aid understanding of the importance of adequate planning for Young People leaving care. It highlights the barriers that Young People face and gives practical advice on the process, with policy and procedure and provides an insight into the types of things that they are entitled to. It raises awareness of the importance of training in the subject and reinforces the importance of documentation. It gives an insight into how Practitioners can support Young People in this difficult transition. The activities encourage reflection that can be implemented into practice. Then, the quiz is completed at the end of the course to consolidate learning. A session re-cap is held where the learner can ask any further questions and key factors are stated by the Tutor. Learners are given the opportunity to reflect on what they have gained from the programme.

Aims & Objectives

·       Define leaving care and give a brief history of past practices and attitudes
·       Include factors that impact on leaving care experiences
·       Describe Pathway Plans and give examples of Independence Plans
·       Highlight the importance of corporate parenting
·       Introduce recent developments that could affect practice
·       Provide learners with advice on how to support young care leavers
·       Engage learners in reflective practice with the view to implement into their role

Course Audience

Residential Care Workers, Health Care Workers, Social Care Workers, Children’s Centre Practitioners, Youth Workers

Course Duration

6 hours

Available Course Dates

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This course is accredited by Open Awards ‘Badge of Excellence’


Course Price

The course price is £80 or 4 Credits

Course Curriculum

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