Certificate in Social Care with Children and Families Online Course

Learn how to work with children and families in a social work context


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Learn How To Work With Children And Families In A Social Work Context

Working with children and families is a highly specialised and skilled area of social work. To be effective social workers need to be flexible, knowledgeable and highly mindful of many aspects of the family and the obstacles that can arise when working with this group.

Social care professionals who work specifically with children and families often provide guidance and support, counselling and supervisory services to families facing economic, family, substance abuse and illness-related difficulties. These social care workers collaborate with teachers, lawyers, police and medical professionals to provide quality care to families and children.

This course in child and family social care will aim to introduce you to the structure of the family, and to teach you to take the necessary factors into consideration as well as the proper procedures and courses of action involved when working with children and families in a social work context.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a qualified Social Worker
  2. Comprehensive 9 module Certificate in Social Care with Children and Families  Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Social Care experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

The Social and Political Context of Social Work with Children and Families

  • Families in History: Myths and Realities
  • Politics and the Family
  • Social Policy and the Family
  • What is a Family?
  • Meanings of Childhood
  • Inequalities Between Families
  • Inequalities Within Families
  • Black and White Perspectives on the Family

Principles of Social Work with Children and Families

  • The Potential and Limits of Social Work
  • Anti-Oppressive Social Work With Children and Families
  • Partnership With Family Members
  • Focusing on People’s Abilities and Resources
  • Listening to Children
  • Partnership With Other Agencies
  • Addressing Tensions Between Care and Control
  • Developing a Personal Statement of Principles
  • The Process of Social Work with Children and Families
  • Assessment: Information Gathering
  • Identifying and Prioritising Needs
  • Identifying Resources to Meet Needs
  • Planning: Identifying Options and Agreeing Roles, Tasks and Priorities
  • The Process of Implementation
  • Implementation in Practice

The Process of Social Work With Children and Families

  • Monitoring, Review and Evaluation
  • Direct Work with Children and Young People in the Family
  • Working With Children and Young People
  • The Needs of Children
  • Issues of Identity
  • Communicating With Children
  • Observing Children

Direct Work With Black Children and Young People

  • Involving Children in Decision-Making
  • Support Systems and Networks for Children and Young PeopleWorking with Adults in the Family
  • Adults Have Needs, Too
  • Personal Issues for Adults

Helping With Relationship Difficulties

  • Male Violence Toward Women in Families
  • Elders in the Family
  • Women and Men as Parents and CarersWorking With the Family as a Group
  • Working With the Family as a Group
  • Co-Working and Using Consultation

Process Skills in Family Group Work: Referral and Initial Contact

  • Process Skills in Family Group Work: Beginnings
  • Process Skills in Family Group Work: Continuing Work
  • Process Skills in Family Group Work: EndingsImmediate Protection of the Child
  • What Child Abuse Is
  • Defining Child Abuse
  • Why Do People Abuse Children?
  • The Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse
  • Judging How Safe a Child is at HomeThe Structures and Procedures for Protecting Children
  • Investigating Suspected Cases of Child Abuse
  • Child Protection Conferences
  • Assessment of Long-Term Planning

Protecting Children 2: Ensuring the Child’s Future Welfare

  • Working with Families Who Have a Member on the Child Protection Register
  • Working with Children Who Are on The Child Protection Register
  • Working with Children Who Have Been Harmed
  • Children Who Have Been Harmed Returning Home
  • Children Who Have Been Harmed Not Returning Home
  • Working with Other Family Members When a Child Has Been Harmed
  • Child Protection Review
  • Planning for the Child’s Future

Working with Children being Looked after by the Local Authority

  • Why Do Children Need Looking After by the Local Authority
  • Promoting the Health and Education of Children
  • The Duties of Local Authorities When Looking After Children
  • Risks and Benefits of Being Looked After by the Local Authority
  • Working in Partnership
  • Making Plans to Look After Children
  • Anti-discriminatory Practice in the Placement of Children
  • Working with Children Placed in Foster Families
  • Promoting Contact
  • Group Living

Social Work with Families through Transitions, Loss and Gain

  • Transitions in the Family: Losses and Gains
  • Social Work With Separation and Divorce in Families
  • Social Work with Illness in the Family
  • Social Work with Dying, Death and Bereavement in the Family
  • Social Work with New Families
  • Enabling Children to Grow Up

Children and Families and Special Needs

  • What are Special Needs?
  • Identifying Needs
  • The Legal Framework: Part One - The Children Act 1989 and Special Needs
  • The Legal Framework: Part Two - Children with Special Needs and their Protection
  • From the Identification of Need to the Provision of Services
  • How Services to Children with Special Needs and Their Families are Viewed
  • Other parts of the Jigsaw Beyond the Health, Education and Social Services
  • Beginning Work, Ending Work

Empowerment and Partnership in Work With Children and Families

  • Empowerment and Partnership: Understanding Terms
  • Understanding Power and Promoting Empowerment
  • Evaluating Partnership and Empowerment
  • Empowerment and the Social Worker
  • Empowerment, Partnership and Agency Context
  • Exploring Feelings on Partnerships With Families
  • Inter-agency and Multi-disciplinary Partnership

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
About this Course

Learn How To Work With Children And Families In A Social Work Context

Working with children and families is a highly specialised and skilled area of social work. To be effective social workers need to be flexible, knowledgeable and highly mindful of many aspects of the family and the obstacles that can arise when working with this group.

Social care professionals who work specifically with children and families often provide guidance and support, counselling and supervisory services to families facing economic, family, substance abuse and illness-related difficulties. These social care workers collaborate with teachers, lawyers, police and medical professionals to provide quality care to families and children.

This course in child and family social care will aim to introduce you to the structure of the family, and to teach you to take the necessary factors into consideration as well as the proper procedures and courses of action involved when working with children and families in a social work context.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn how to become a qualified Social Worker
  2. Comprehensive 9 module Certificate in Social Care with Children and Families  Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Social Care experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

The Social and Political Context of Social Work with Children and Families

  • Families in History: Myths and Realities
  • Politics and the Family
  • Social Policy and the Family
  • What is a Family?
  • Meanings of Childhood
  • Inequalities Between Families
  • Inequalities Within Families
  • Black and White Perspectives on the Family

Principles of Social Work with Children and Families

  • The Potential and Limits of Social Work
  • Anti-Oppressive Social Work With Children and Families
  • Partnership With Family Members
  • Focusing on People’s Abilities and Resources
  • Listening to Children
  • Partnership With Other Agencies
  • Addressing Tensions Between Care and Control
  • Developing a Personal Statement of Principles
  • The Process of Social Work with Children and Families
  • Assessment: Information Gathering
  • Identifying and Prioritising Needs
  • Identifying Resources to Meet Needs
  • Planning: Identifying Options and Agreeing Roles, Tasks and Priorities
  • The Process of Implementation
  • Implementation in Practice

The Process of Social Work With Children and Families

  • Monitoring, Review and Evaluation
  • Direct Work with Children and Young People in the Family
  • Working With Children and Young People
  • The Needs of Children
  • Issues of Identity
  • Communicating With Children
  • Observing Children

Direct Work With Black Children and Young People

  • Involving Children in Decision-Making
  • Support Systems and Networks for Children and Young PeopleWorking with Adults in the Family
  • Adults Have Needs, Too
  • Personal Issues for Adults

Helping With Relationship Difficulties

  • Male Violence Toward Women in Families
  • Elders in the Family
  • Women and Men as Parents and CarersWorking With the Family as a Group
  • Working With the Family as a Group
  • Co-Working and Using Consultation

Process Skills in Family Group Work: Referral and Initial Contact

  • Process Skills in Family Group Work: Beginnings
  • Process Skills in Family Group Work: Continuing Work
  • Process Skills in Family Group Work: EndingsImmediate Protection of the Child
  • What Child Abuse Is
  • Defining Child Abuse
  • Why Do People Abuse Children?
  • The Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse
  • Judging How Safe a Child is at HomeThe Structures and Procedures for Protecting Children
  • Investigating Suspected Cases of Child Abuse
  • Child Protection Conferences
  • Assessment of Long-Term Planning

Protecting Children 2: Ensuring the Child’s Future Welfare

  • Working with Families Who Have a Member on the Child Protection Register
  • Working with Children Who Are on The Child Protection Register
  • Working with Children Who Have Been Harmed
  • Children Who Have Been Harmed Returning Home
  • Children Who Have Been Harmed Not Returning Home
  • Working with Other Family Members When a Child Has Been Harmed
  • Child Protection Review
  • Planning for the Child’s Future

Working with Children being Looked after by the Local Authority

  • Why Do Children Need Looking After by the Local Authority
  • Promoting the Health and Education of Children
  • The Duties of Local Authorities When Looking After Children
  • Risks and Benefits of Being Looked After by the Local Authority
  • Working in Partnership
  • Making Plans to Look After Children
  • Anti-discriminatory Practice in the Placement of Children
  • Working with Children Placed in Foster Families
  • Promoting Contact
  • Group Living

Social Work with Families through Transitions, Loss and Gain

  • Transitions in the Family: Losses and Gains
  • Social Work With Separation and Divorce in Families
  • Social Work with Illness in the Family
  • Social Work with Dying, Death and Bereavement in the Family
  • Social Work with New Families
  • Enabling Children to Grow Up

Children and Families and Special Needs

  • What are Special Needs?
  • Identifying Needs
  • The Legal Framework: Part One - The Children Act 1989 and Special Needs
  • The Legal Framework: Part Two - Children with Special Needs and their Protection
  • From the Identification of Need to the Provision of Services
  • How Services to Children with Special Needs and Their Families are Viewed
  • Other parts of the Jigsaw Beyond the Health, Education and Social Services
  • Beginning Work, Ending Work

Empowerment and Partnership in Work With Children and Families

  • Empowerment and Partnership: Understanding Terms
  • Understanding Power and Promoting Empowerment
  • Evaluating Partnership and Empowerment
  • Empowerment and the Social Worker
  • Empowerment, Partnership and Agency Context
  • Exploring Feelings on Partnerships With Families
  • Inter-agency and Multi-disciplinary Partnership

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 009OASCCFD
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime Access
Tutor Support: Yes
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

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