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View Unit : Understand the context of supporting children and young people through foster care

Unit
Unit Reference Number
T/503/5878
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Understand the context of supporting children and young people through foster care
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
45
Unit Credit Value
5
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.5 Child Development and Well-Being
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

This unit must be assessed in accordance with the Skills for Care and Development Assessment Principles.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Understand the circumstances that can lead to children and young people accessing foster care.

1.1

Explain the circumstances that can lead to children and young people accessing foster care.

1.2

Explain the changes that a child or young person accessing foster care may experience.

1.3

Explain the effects that changes may have on the child or young person and others.

2

Know the information that should be provided to foster carers prior to placements being arranged.

2.1

Explain what information should be provided to assist in the provision of a safe and secure environment for children and young people accessing foster care.

2.2

Explain steps that should be taken if sufficient information has not been received for a child or young person accessing foster care.

3

Understand how legislation, policies and procedures relate to foster care.

3.1

Evaluate how current legislative frameworks in own home nationandorganisational policies and procedures underpin the way that children and young people are looked after in foster care.

3.2

Explain the importance of foster carers adhering to service policies and procedures.

3.3

Explain how delegated responsibility impacts upon the role of foster carers.

4

Understand how foster care can make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people in care.

4.1

Explain the importance of stability in the care offered to children and young people accessing foster care.

4.2

Evaluate the role of foster carers in providing children and young people with a safe, secure and stable environment.

5

Understand the importance of relationships for children and young people accessing foster care.

5.1

Explain the importance for children and young  people accessing foster care, of maintaining relationships with their wider family and informal networks.

5.2

Explain how the maintenance of relationships with wider family and informal networks can have a positive or negative impact on their self image or identity.

5.3

Explain circumstances where children and young people are not able to maintain relationships with wider family members and informal networks.

5.4

Analyse the impact of separation and loss on children and young people accessing foster care.

5.5

Explain how children and young people can be supported to explore feelings in relation to contact and relationships with wider family members.

5.6

Explain why it is important for foster carers to have positive regard for a child or young people’s background.

6

Understand the roles and responsibilities of a foster carer when working with birth families, carers and professionals.

6.1

Describe the roles and responsibilities of the foster carer as part of the fostering service.

6.2

Explain the importance of foster carers developing and maintaining good relationships with birth families, carers and professionals.

6.3

Summarise circumstances that may impact on foster carers developing and maintaining relationships with birth families, carers and professionals.

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