Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.

 

Title

Support young people leaving care

Type

Knowledge and Skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence

1

Understand the statutory and legal frameworks in relation to young people who are leaving care

1.1

Describe the statutory and legal frameworks that apply to young people when they leave care

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay

 

All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system

Professional Discussion

E-learning

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

Showcasing your skills:

Observations

Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts

Reports

Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2

Explain how to give support in a way that balances legal duties of care, the interests of the young person and risks involved in leaving care and living independently

1.3

Explain the importance of a planned and phased approach to fulfil the duty of care and maximise positive outcomes for young people when leaving care

2

Understand emotional responses to change

2.1

Describe common emotional responses to change and uncertainty

3

Understand young people’s emotional responses about leaving care

3.1

Explain why young people in residential childcare may have additional reasons for anxiety when they are expected to leave care to live independently

3.2

Explain the emotional importance of having somewhere that is ‘home’

3.3

Explain the importance of team members conveying confidence and aspiration for the future success of the young person leaving care

3.4

Describe strategies to reduce anxiety for young people preparing to leave care

4

Be able to support young people to plan their move from care

4.1

Support young people to understand at what point they will be expected to move on from the care setting and how they will be supported during the transition

4.2

Support young people to explore their own views, perceptions and choices about leaving care

4.3

Support young people to understand the potential outcomes of their choices

4.4

Support young people to recognise society norms as they explore their plans for independent living and make choices

4.5

Challenge practice that excludes young people from planning their move from care at a pace that suits their individual circumstances

4.6

Source information and support designed for young people leaving care

5

Be able to prepare young people for practical aspects of daily living as they leave care

5.1

Explain why practical support and advice for leaving care is a long-term task

5.2

Support young people to access sources of information and advice on:
• housing
• financial support
• further or higher education
• employment

5.3

Support young people to plan for a future income

5.4

Provide young people with information about how to manage personal finances

5.5

Provide young people with information to prepare them to manage and maintain accommodation

5.6

Prepare plans with young people that will assist them in maintaining their own health and well being

5.7

Work with young people to ensure that they can shop for, store and prepare food that will provide a balanced diet

6

Be able to support young people with the emotional challenges of leaving care

6.1

Use active listening skills to engage with young people when they express views or concerns about leaving care

6.2

Communicate reassurance and confidence to the young person about their capacity to succeed

6.3

Support young people to plan and prepare for their future social life and relationships

6.4

Encourage young people to maintain positive relationships wherever possible with family and others who are important to them

6.5

Support young people to understand how resilience can help them face challenges and disappointments

6.6

Provide information about where young people can find support if they feel isolated or lonely after leaving care

7

Be able to prepare young people to manage personal risks when they have moved on from care

7.1

Support young people to develop skills in how to assess risks to their personal safety and well being

7.2

Support young people to understand ways to minimise risks

7.3

Support young people to understand sources of information and support available to them and circumstances when it would be advisable to seek help

8

Understand how to provide a continued welcome in the care setting after young people have left

8.1

Identify reasons why a young person may visit the care setting after they have left

8.2

Explain why it is important to offer a welcome to young people who choose to visit the care setting after they have left

8.3

Describe ways to reassure young people that they continue to be valued in the setting after they have left

8.4

Explain the importance of signposting young people to sources of support that address any issues or concerns they express when visiting

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