Course Profile

Course Profile: Leaving Care
(1 Day)
This course provides workers and carers with the understanding and tools to enable children and young people to build resilience and make successful transitions into adulthood. It ensures that learners have an understanding of the legal situation that underpins preparations to be made before a young person leaves care. This will involve looking at the legislation that surrounds care planning, pathway planning and the leaving care plan. It will also look at the staying put arrangements that came into force in 2014.

The course will also focus on building resilience for young people to assist them achieve positive outcomes. This will involve looking at differing social work methodologies including systemic practice and social pedagogy. Preparing young people for leaving care is a complex process and needs to be underpinned by an assurance that a young person faces the world of adulthood with a comprehensive set of skills to manage a whole range of diverse situations and experiences.
This course will lean heavily on reflective practice and the experiences of young people gleaned from research.
The course provides some knowledge for
QCF Units: CYP 3/1, CYP 3/2, CYP3/6, CYP3/7, SCMP3, SHC32, YPO06, CYPOP7, CYPOP12, CYPOP37, CYPOP8
The course is designed for Anyone involved in assisting young people leaving care, but most particularly, leaving care workers, residential support workers and foster carers
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • The importance of assisting a child through transition
  • The impact that transition can have on vulnerable children and young people
  • The implications/issues that arise from moving a child on
  • How to build resilience in children to support them through transition
  • The features of a successful transition and how to plan for this
  • The legislation regarding 16 plus young people and the Children (Leaving Care) Act
  • Life story work and its relevance to the role of the learner
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Games, Activity sheets, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work, DVD and Handouts