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

Understand the care system and its impact on children and young people

Type

Knowledge and Skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence

1

Understand the process by which a child or young person comes into care

1.1

Analyse factors in a child’s circumstances that can lead to them entering the care system

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

Summarise the legal process by which children and young people become ‘looked after’

1.3

Explain the role of key professionals in the care system

1.4

Analyse why a child or young person may have experienced multiple transitions and traumas before entering residential childcare

2

Understand the entitlements of children and young people in care

2.1

Explain the legal and statutory entitlements of children and young people in care

2.2

Analyse risks if children and young people do not understand their entitlements or are not supported to access them

3

Understand the context of residential services for children and young people in care

3.1

Summarise current theoretical approaches relating to residential childcare services

3.2

Summarise legislative and policy frameworks underpinning care for ‘looked after’ children and young people

3.3

Compare types of care arrangements for ‘looked after’ children and young people

3.4

Analyse characteristics of therapeutic services that distinguish these from other residential childcare services

3.5

Explain the aims and objectives of a residential childcare service

3.6

Describe characteristics of provision that reflect good practice

4

Understand the impact of residential childcare services on children and young people

4.1

Describe how being in care presents additional challenges for children and young people

4.2

Compare the life chances and outcomes of children and young people in residential childcare with
• children and young people in other types of care
• children and young people outside the care system

5

Understand how to support a positive experience of care services for children and young people

5.1

Explain the impact on practice of recognising that all children and young people in care are vulnerable

5.2

Describe the attitudes and values team members need to enable children and young people to have a positive experience of the care setting

5.3

Describe activities and approaches that enable children and young people to have a positive experience of the care setting

6

Understand planning frameworks for children and young people in residential childcare

6.1

Describe the purpose and features of plans required for children and young people in residential childcare

6.2

Explain why children and young people should be supported to understand their own plans

6.3

Explain the importance of ‘permanency planning’ for children and young people in care

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