Aimed at Social Workers and Child Care Practitioners.
This course draws upon materials created by the National Children’s Bureau, British Association of Adoption and Fostering, SCIE, Family Futures Consortium, American Humane, and Barnardos’ Policy and Research Unit, and the Department for Education’s Achieving Permanence training programme, 2017. It incorporates recommendations from The Care Inquiry (2013). Special acknowledgement is also owed to the National Children’s Bureau’s training resource “Care Planning for Looked After Children” and to Professor Angie Hart’s inspiration for “Ordinary Magic”.
Peterborough’s vision is for children to be happy, secure and equipped to achieve the best possible outcomes in life. (Children’s Plan January 2018)
This one-day programme is designed to develop participants’ understanding of developing meaningful plans that enable each child to achieve their full potential.
Participants will be offered opportunities to:
• Consider messages from children, and research evidence to inform placement decisions and quality care plans throughout the child’s journey into and through care
• Explore the key principles that underpin achieving permanence and promoting best outcomes for every child in care
• Consider how to ensure that plans focus on the needs of each individual child, makes sense to the child, and corresponds to their own sense of meaning and purpose on their journey towards adult life
• Develop their understanding of how understanding resilience and strengths-based approaches (e.g. Motivational Interviewing) underpin quality care planning
• Consider how to use evidenced based professional judgement in the design of quality care plans