Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner (Residential Care Pathway)

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Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner (Residential Care Pathway)

The Children, Young People and Families Practitioner standard (Residential Pathway) is ideal for carers in children’s homes, residential special schools and secure children’s homes. The course includes the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Residential Childcare (England).

The Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner standard will support you to:

  • Recognise and assess the complex needs that children, young people and families often present
  • Implement any specific interventions or referrals
  • Work alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes
  • Exercise judgement on a range of evidence-based approaches to inform your practice
  • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of your methods and actions
  • Demonstrate respectful curiosity that challenges and supports children, young people and families to achieve their potential and stay safe.

As part of the standard, you are also required to develop knowledge in the following areas:

  • The legislation and compliance requirements for residential care
  • The aspirations for a child in residential care
  • Group living and group dynamics
  • Legislation and the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and Disability Skills
  • The role of professional parent
  • Contributing to creating and reviewing placement plans based on individual need
  • Supporting traumatised children and young people to live together and make progress
  • The ethos of the home and how to create and promote it
  • Team dynamics and collaborative approach in residential environment.

The standard typically takes 24 months to complete with an end point assessment consisting of (1) an observation of practice and (2) a competence interview based upon your professional portfolio of evidence.

This course is also available as a standalone NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Residential Childcare (England).

Residential Childcare Practitioner

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