Family And Friends Connected Persons Care training

Kinship care, also called connected persons or family and friends care, is where children are looked after by people they already know. There are different types of kinship care - formal or informal.

All provide an opportunity for children to feel loved and cared for by people with whom they already have a connection.

However, there are special challenges in looking after related children. This course gives Family & Friends carers and those who support them a way to understand those challenges, and provides practical guidance on managing the difficult feelings and behaviour that often go with Family & Friends care.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What is kinship care?
  • Why is kinship care used?
  • The assessment process
  • Your role as kinship carer
  • The impact on the child
  • Managing contact
  • How you can support the child
  • Taking care of yourself
This Family and Friends course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about kinship care.Whilst it provides focus for people working in Children's Services, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Connected persons care.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 1.5 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Family And Friends Connected Persons Care eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Family And Friends Connected Persons Care course

By the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Describe Kinship care
  • Understand what a child might need from kinship care
  • Understand how kinship care can affect a child
  • Understand key issues in looking after children related to them
  • Know how to help children in kinship care to recover from trauma
  • Understand how you can help a child who is finding it difficult to be away from their birth family

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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