Observation, Reflective Practice & Recording Skills Course: live training for Foster Carers and Social Workers
Everyone working with looked after children and their families are involved in recording in different ways. Recording is an essential part of the service provided to children and families. However, we recognise that record keeping is not an activity that is approached with enthusiasm by many carers
This course has been designed for carers to understand how important observation is when looking after young people and how observation can assist you in developing relationships.
- Recognise the importance of recording for the agency and the service user
- Maintain accurate, complete, accessible and up to date records and report
- Provide evidence for judgements and decisions
- Implement legal and policy frameworks for access to records and reports
- Share records appropriately with individuals, families and carers
- Identify the impact of selective perception on observation and recording
- Reflect the service user’s perspective and views in the case record
- Distinguish fact from opinion and provide an assessment and analysis of information
- Maintain a clear focus in the case record, identifying the need for service intervention, service goals and plans
This course is for Foster Carers and Adopters as well as their Supervising Social Workers. It is also suitable for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.