Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

Online Course

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Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

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Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children
The course Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children is an online class provided by University of Strathclyde through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Ensure that alternative care is a necessary, suitable and positive experience with this child caring course.
Course description
  • Ensure that alternative care is necessary, suitable and positive for children.
  • 6 weeks
  • Taking the UN Guidelines as a framework, this online child caring course will help you gain insight into how the unnecessary placement of a child in alternative care can be prevented; how alternative care can constitute a suitable, positive experience for a child when it is necessary; and how children and young people who are leaving care can best be supported. Learn with alternative care specialists from CELCIS, UNICEF and the UN.
  • Week 1 – Introduction to the Guidelines, the Principles, and Gatekeeping
  • Week 2 – Upholding the ‘necessity principle’: Supporting and Strengthening Families
  • Week 3 – Upholding the ‘necessity principle’: High-Risk Children and Gatekeeping
  • Week 4 – Upholding the ‘suitability principle’: Selecting from a Range of Formal Care Settings
  • Week 5 – Upholding the ‘suitability principle’: Deinstitutionalisation
  • Week 6 – Leaving Care
  • Understanding the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children and how to apply them
  • Understanding the concepts of necessity and suitability as it is applied to alternative care
  • Understanding how to apply full and meaningful participation of children and young people in decisions about their care
  • Understanding policy requirements for the implementation of the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children
  • Understanding good practice in prevention of family separation, provision of suitable alternative care, family reunification and the process of leaving care
  • Understanding the aims and practice of Gatekeeping
  • Understanding the aims and practice of deinstitutionalisation
  • This child caring course is designed for practitioners and policymakers from both state and non-state bodies (such as NGOs, CBOs and private service providers) and anyone working in providing services around children’s care.
  • This might include social workers, para-social workers, community support workers, lawyers, psychologists, child protection professionals, teachers, medical workers and care workers, including those in family-based and residential settings.
  • The course will also be accessible for people not working directly in this field and others with an interest or responsibility in the field of child protection and child care.
  • The course will be conducted in English with some course materials (including text and videos) also accessible in Spanish and French, reflecting the truly global nature of this issue.
  • University of Strathclyde
  • The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university located in Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city, committed to useful learning.
  • CELCIS
  • CELCIS improves children’s lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices used by people responsible for their care.

Prerequisites & Facts

Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

Course Topic

Psychology & Mental Health, Teaching, Youth Mental Health

University, College, Institution

University of Strathclyde

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / University of Strathclyde you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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