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Care Planning for Looked After Children

Subject category: General Health and Social Care

Course overview

The Care Plan is one of those already implemented for looked after children. The structure of the Care Plan has been informed by the Care Plans and Care Proceedings under the Children Act 1989 Circular. As stated within the guidance, “Looked after children deserve the best experiences in life, from excellent parenting which promotes good health and educational attainment, to a wide range of opportunities to develop their talents and skills in order to have an enjoyable childhood and successful adult life.” Stable placements, good health and support during transition are all essential elements, but children will only achieve their potential through the ambition and high expectation of all those involved in their lives.
Learners will use example plans and work with each other to confirm and agree how to compete a plan which is consistent with the required standards.
All social care practioners who are involved in Care Planning for children will benefit from attending this course.
Throughout the course professional codes, regulating conduct, legislation and systemic practice is embedded.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, organisational policies, case studies, example Care Plans and role play
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Children Act 1989
The Children Act 1989 guidance and regulations: volume 2 care planning, placement and case review 2015
The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review and Fostering Services (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013
The Children and Families Act 2014
HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers

Course content

The purpose of Care Planning and review
Permanence planning
The relationship between the Care Plan and other plans
The Care Plan and Placement Plan
The Care Plan and Pathway Plan
The Care Plan and Child Protection Plan
The Care Planning process
The cycle of assessment, planning, intervention and review
Contents of the Care Plan
The role of the IRO in improved care planning
Case records

Learning outcomes

  • State the purpose of Care Planning and review
  • Describe what permanence planning is
  • Explain the relationship between the Care Plan and other plans
  • List the stages of the Care Planning process
  • List contents of the Care Plan
  • State the role of the IRO in improved care planning
  • Explain the importance of being aware of previous case records
  • Define eligible, relevant and former relevant young people


7 hours

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