Explain the concepts of vulnerability, risk and good enough parenting
Explore the concepts of attachment, containment and child development
Evaluate the ways in which adults and carers can communicate with children and young people
Explore possible ways to intervene in the lives of children and young people who are experiencing vulnerability and risk
Reflect on the events surrounding the assessment and removal of vulnerable and at risk children and young people from their family homes
Reflect upon some of the current challenges involved in responding to, and working with, vulnerable children and young people
In times of shrinking public services, the task of caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging. We’ll help you explore some of the issues involved with this child protection online course.
We’ll consider what we mean by risk and vulnerability, as well as how we define good enough parenting. We’ll think about how children grow and develop, and how we can provide them with meaningful relationships and attachments.
We’ll go on to learn about the characteristics that define different methods of practice and consider different possible interventions.
We’ll conclude this online childcare course by reflecting on the current politics of caring for vulnerable children in a context of budget cuts and increasing child poverty.
What is meant and understood by the term vulnerability and risk?
Assessing risk in various scenarios: exploring the links between poverty and risk and examine how risk is portrayed by the media and government
Exploring theories of attachment and child development
Examining developmental theories around the concept of containment
Important considerations when communicating with children
The power of touch and some of the problems associated with touch
Elements and characteristics of child care practice
Love and other important aspects of caring for vulnerable children?
The challenge of caring for children in a risk averse context
The Children’s Hearings System in Scotland explained
Debates on the subject of care in today’s society
Will the future bring changes in the way we care for vulnerable young people?
This online child protection course will be suitable if you:
have no direct experience of the child care field, but want to develop your career towards it;
have recently entered the field and have little experience;
have some experience and are interested in developing your qualifications further;
find it difficult to access opportunities for training and development.