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Caring for Under 5's for Foster Carers

Course Code
Course Types
Training Event
This workshop will enable carers to promote the health and emotional wellbeing of looked after babies and children under five. 

It will enable carers to understand some key issues affecting their emotional and physical health and development and to consider the important role of carers in supporting them to reach their full potential.

Start Date
Thursday 12 September 2019
End Date
Thursday 12 September 2019
10:00 - 14:30
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of statutory guidance around promoting health needs of babies and young children and be aware of the carer’s role and responsibilities within this

  • describe some of the evidence about the impact of substance and alcohol misuse on babies

  • discuss what carers can do to support the positive health and development of babies and young children

  • explain any changes in health advice/guidance  given in relation to children under a year

  • review any infection control measures within the home

  • express an understanding of Blood Borne Virus transmission and knowledge of neonatal screening and immunisation programmes to reduce the risk of infection

  • illustrate a clear understanding of issues of consent to treatment

Additional information
Target Audience
Foster Carers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove
Event Trainers
Sue Donald
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