Course Profile

Course Profile: Care Planning (For Children’s Services)
(1 Day)
This course is ideal for staff involved in care planning and care reviews of young people.  It is structured to look at the needs of young people with the emphasis on reflective practice and holistic care. The course will include group work and other interactive tools to focus on the methodologies required to write and work within child-centred care plans.  It will also reflect on legal practicalities of the care plan, placement planning and other plans that are linked to it and intrinsic to assisting looked-after children to achieve better outcomes.

The course will focus on cutting edge social-work methodologies from the UK and Europe and will be based on analytical assessments and the work of BASW and Chris Dyke. It will look at systemic theory and social pedagogy and other techniques that provide for children and young people to be at the centre of planning for positive outcomes.
The course provides some knowledge for
QCF Units CYP 3/1, CYP 3/2, CYP3/6, CYP3/7, SCMP3, SHC32, YPO06, CYPOP7, CYPOP8
The course is designed for Social workers-Support workers and their managers as well as anyone concerned with residential care or foster care of young people
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • Care planning and the looked-after child
  • The legal aspects of care planning
  • Child-centred methodologies
  • Analytical assessment and care planning
  • Reflective practice and child centred care planning
  • Placement planning and other plans pertinent to the care planning process
  • How the care plan must change over time
  • Planning for placement endings
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Games, Activity sheets, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work, DVD and Handouts