Transitions: Changing Placements training

The course is written to assist foster carers better prepare children and young people, to move back to birth family or residential care or to another foster home, as seamlessly as possible. It considers the practical, emotional, mental and physical health and other needs of all involved in helping the child or young person to move on.

Resilient children grow stronger through every transition in life. However vulnerable children and young people can find transitions painful or even traumatic. This course provides learners with understanding and tools to enable children and young people to build resilience and make successful transitions.

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

This course will cover:
  • Why child move placements
  • Placement breakdown
  • Placement stability
  • When can happen if a child returns home
  • How you can help
  • Real world case studies and exercises
  • The carer experience
  • How to help your family when a placement ends
  • Case studies and reflection
This course looks at transitions when children change placements. 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 understand how to support children through the transition.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.

Transitions: Changing Placements eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Transitions: Changing Placements course

By the end of this training, you will:

  • Know how to prepare children and young people to move on in a way which meets their individual needs
  • Understand the practical, emotional, mental and physical health and other needs of all involved in helping the child or young person to move on
  • Know what support is available for carers during and after the transition period

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

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Additional course information

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