Support Group Living in Residential Childcare training

In this online course we will look at how the experience of group living can be used to promote positive outcomes for children and young people.

The training will consider theories that relate to group living and how these can influence and enable creative practice that provides a nurturing environment, supportive of an overall sense of wellbeing, security and belonging.

Encouraging the group, whatever size, to agree together and influence daily routines and living patterns that take into account everyone’s needs, helps to develop relationships, socially aware behaviour and self-esteem.

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

  • 1.1 Summarise theories about groups as they relate to group living with children and young people
  • 1.2 Summarise theories about how the physical environment can support wellbeing in a group setting
  • 2.1 Apply theories of group dynamics to support CYP in their day to day experience
  • 2.2 Facilitate agreements with and between CYP on arrangements for living together
  • 2.3 Support CYP to resolve conflict and disagreements
  • 2.4 Benefits of working with some conflicts and disagreements rather than seek to resolve them
  • 2.5 Work with CYP to maintain the physical environment in ways that support wellbeing
  • 3.1 Plan with CYP daily living activities that meet their needs, preferences and aspirations
  • 3.2 How planning daily living activities as a group links to individual plans
  • 3.3 Ensure CYP are central to decisions about daily activities
  • 4.1 Develop positive relationships with CYP by jointly undertaking day to day activities
  • 4.2 Encourage socially aware behaviour through modelling and reinforcement during shared activities
  • 4.3 Support CYP to maintain positive relationships with others through shared activities
  • 5.1 Reflect on the impact of own practice and behaviour on CYP’s experience of group living
  • 5.2 Work with CYP to evaluate activities and agreements for group living
  • 5.3 Propose improvements to living arrangements and practices using reflections and evaluations
This training course has been designed specifically for people working with children and young people and provides focus on residential settings. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about supporting group living with children and young people. The training course provides content to support qualification units relating to residential childcare.We offer our courses for your LMS as SCORM files. Depending on the scope of what you need there may be a charge for this. Please connect to discuss it with us.
The online version of this course will take 30 Minutes 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.

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Support Group Living in Residential Childcare eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Support Group Living in Residential Childcare course

By the end of the training course, you will:

  • Understand theories that underpin work with children and young people in group living
  • Be able to support children and young people to live together as a group
  • Be able to plan with children and young people activities for sharing a living space
  • Be able to support children and young people to develop relationships through daily living activities
  • Be able to support continuous improvement in group living arrangements

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