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Social Care with Families Level 4


Open Study College

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Price
£379 - £419 inc VAT
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Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Qualification
No formal qualification
Achievement
Endorsed by ABC Awards
Additional info
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Overview


Do you want a career making a difference in the lives of others? Improve your knowledge of the key principles of providing a social care service to families.
All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email and post.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

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Gain an understanding of family systems and the needs and rights of children.
Learn how to support families in practise and use the need assessment framework.
Develop your knowledge of the key areas of legislation and legal processes, such as adoption, care orders and court processes related to family social care.
Study the theories relating to attachment and separation.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email and post.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free. Enrol with us today and join the [past_students_count] students who have chosen us to improve their career prospects.

Achievement

Endorsed by ABC Awards

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Description


Course Content
Unit 1
Children and childhood
Defining childhood
Family systems
The needs and rights of children
Parenting

Unit 2
Supporting families
Defining support
Examining current children's acts
How support works in practise
The need assessment framework

Unit 3
Attachment, separation and cared-for children
Attachment
Bowlby's theory
Disruption of attachment (maternal deprivation hypothesis)
Separation
Corporate parenting
Types of care - fostering, adoption and residential care

Child abuse and child protection
Defining abuse
Emotional abuse
Physical abuse
Neglect
Referral
Protecting children
Child protection preparation
The Cleveland report

Assessment and planning
Assessment starting points
Common assessment framework (CAF)
Planning

Unit 6
Legal responsibilities, processes and procedures
What is family law?
The Children and Family Court Advisory Service (CAFCASS)
The Family Proceedings Court (FPC)
Roles of court personnel
Court reports and evidence
Skills related to court procedures


Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of written assignments which are marked and returned by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 100 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

Students receive a course manual, assignments and a study guide, plus full tutor support by email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.

This course has been benchmarked at level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.



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