Permanency training

Permanency depends on securing the right solution for the right child at the right time. It is important for children to have a sense of security, continuity, commitment and identity through childhood and beyond.

This course considers what is meant by permanency and the impact on outcomes for children and young people. The various options of achieving permanency are explained and the differences between these options explained

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

This course will cover:
  • Considering what is meant by the term ‘permanency’
  • Exploring different legal options of achieving permanency for looked after children
  • Exploring how foster carers can become permanent families for children and young people
  • Considering the differences between adopting the child in your care, becoming a Special Guardian for that child or remaining permanent foster carers.
This Permanency course has been designed specifically for people who work within Children's Services. However, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about being a Guardian, Foster carer or considering adoption.Understanding what is needed to create a sense of belonging and building self esteem for the child.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 2 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.

Permanency eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Permanency course

By the end of this course you will know how:

  • To provide foster carers considering permanence for children in their care information, guidance and advice on the best possible options available to them
  • To give an overview of legal differences in permanent options
  • To provide carers with an opportunity to reflect on how the various permanency options might impact on the child or young person
  • To consider the implications for the carer’s extended family

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

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Additional course information

Here are example screenshots of our interactive learning in action. If you would like to see more of the course features before you subscribe, feel free to book a demo with the team, who would be delighted to show you how our online courses help support meaningful training.