Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an awareness of why children and young people require out-of-home placements, how children come into care and the impact this process has on children and young people.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the past issues affecting a child or young person in an out-of-home placement.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of children and young people subject to statutory intervention and develop an understanding of the importance of participation by children and young people and their families in decision making.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the partnerships that exist between children, their families, foster carers and workers, (both in the government and non-government sectors), and their roles and responsibilities of working together as a team.