TSD 5.3 (C): Being ‘able to work with young people to develop skills, self-confidence and knowledge to prepare them for adulthood and independent living’

A good level of independent living skills are essential, as care leavers struggle to reach the same levels of educational attainment as their peers and often find it difficult to make a successful transition to adult life. They are overrepresented in prison populations, and are more likely to be unemployed, single parents, mental health service [...]

Champion equality, diversity and inclusion

Learners who attempt to achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) come from a range of leadership backgrounds including: Registered Managers Managers Assistant managers Deputy managers Senior care/support workers/supervisors Co-ordinators Team leaders Health and social care and children and young people’s services also [...]

Supporting People Experiencing Mental ILL Health

Knowing about factors related to Mental ill health as well as Physical health, can contribute to promoting the wellbeing of individuals. Experiencing mental ill health may involve having to face personal transitions, that are not necessarily shared or understood by members of the family or significant people in their support network. Such transitions include: family [...]

Giving advice and information, to young people, about substance misuse risk taking

Make sure you understand enough about drugs and substance misuse, including why children might experiment with them, so you can talk to children and young people in an informed way. For foster carers understanding the facts about drugs may also help you to: promote the care plan needs of Children in Care contribute to children's risk assessments inform [...]

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