Contact with Families - Antser
  • Fostering
  • Practical Core Skills
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People

Contact with Families

This highly specialised course supports participants in developing a better understanding the importance of contact with families
In-house
1 day
up to 22 people face to face
up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes

 

  • Have explored the importance of contact in promoting children’s emotional wellbeing and identity, balancing possible contra-indications for contact
  • Have considered the factors which can discourage parents’ visits or make things difficult for children
  • Understand the foster carer’s role preparing children for contact and working with them after contact sessions
  • Know how to observe and report back the effects on children to contribute to planning future contact
  • Looking at language that cares approach when recording

Description

Contact can be very important in helping children develop their sense of identity and understand their lives. Foster Carers have a crucial role in supporting children’s relationships with their family.

This course aims to give participants an opportunity to look at the language that cares approach regards to recording and will give them tools to support and prepare the children and young people for contact. The course covers trauma informed practice and aces, along with childhood experiences.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • The good, the bad and the ugly factors in contact
  • Separation and loss
  • Exploring feelings of the family and child or young person
  • Preparing and supporting children to ensure positive outcomes
  • Support for Foster carers
  • Personal action
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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Handouts
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field
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