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The Care Act And Children's Services

Event Description This module is for all staff working in Children's Social Care as well as other people working with Children and Families. This module will give you an overall awareness of the new legislation and how it's being delivered in West Sussex. It covers the Care Act in general terms and also how it applies to Children's Services.
Training Objectives The aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction and overview of how the Care Act 2014 applies to you and Children's Services. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt on this course you will be able to:

  • Identify who is covered by the Care Act and what they can expect from different agencies
  • Comprehend your responsibilities in relation to the Care Act requirements, as well as the council's wider responsibilities
  • Comprehend your duty to cooperate and share information
  • Recognise the importance of being proactive in promoting wellbeing and providing information and advice to help prevent, reduce and delay the need for care and support
  • Use your skills 'Think Family' while undertaking your work
  • Use your skills to put young people and their families at the centre of the decision making about their care and support
  • Manage expectations of family and young people, including what services will be offered by Adult Services
  • Use your skills to work holistically with an individual and their support network
  • Use your skills to prevent, reduce and delay individuals' care needs from developing
  • Comprehend carer's rights
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    Course Pre-Requisites You may have to allow pop-ups for this e-learning module. If you need help in doing this, please contact Corporate Learning and Development's helpdesk on 033 022 22003 (x22003). 
    Course Instructions Instructions on how to use this course are provided within the introduction. If you would prefer an accessible version of this course, please download the The Care Act And Children's Services - Accessible Version
    Online Learning Course Category Children 
    Subject Areas Law and Practice, General Child Welfare, Equality and Diversity, Children and Young People 
    Target Audience Social Workers, PVI Sector - Children, Children Services, Children and Young People in Care, Care Homes 
    Course Costs
    Internal LA Cost: £0.00
    PVI/Care Provider Cost: £0.00
    Partnership Cost: £0.00
    External Cost: £0.00
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 60 minutes At your desk