To develop comprehensive knowledge and skills for working directly with children in care.
- To understand the child in context
– The child in our society, legislation, assessment, paramouncy, the child’s world, culture/environment, Munro report, rights of child /ability to make decisions
- To have knowledge of child development – ages/stages/needs
– Ages and stages of development, physical, emotional, social, intellectual, moral, religious needs, attachment, resilience factors. Impact on behaviour.
- To develop skills in communicating purposefully with children
– Questioning skills, listening to children and awareness of self when working with/observing children.
– Knowledge of experiences of anger, fear and loss within children.
– Tools/activities for facilitating direct work with children.
- To be able to analyse and transfer the information gained from the child to a report for the purpose of planning for their welfare
– What does the information mean? Preparing a report and S.M.A.R.T. plan for care.