Children transitioning to permanence (be it family and friends placements, long term fostering, special guardianship, adoption and reunification) are often contending with moves from difficult pasts to unknown futures and are likely to experience a range of intense and conflicting emotions.
This course will provide foster carers, supervising social workers and Pod social workers with an understanding of the legal and departmental processes in achieving permanency AND will consider a range of direct work strategies and resources to support children in placement. The course is specifically aimed at foster carers and social workers who are involved in supporting children through this process. The longer term implications for children and young people, as well as the impact on their carers will also be explored.
By the end of this course you will be able to: