In times of shrinking public services, the task of caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging. In this free online course, we’ll help you explore some of the issues involved.
We’ll consider what we mean by risk and vulnerability, as well as how we define good enough parenting. We’ll think about how children grow and develop, and how we can provide them with meaningful relationships and attachments.
We’ll go on to learn about the characteristics that define different methods of practice and consider different possible interventions.
We’ll conclude by reflecting on the current politics of caring for vulnerable children in a context of budget cuts and increasing child poverty.
This course will be suitable if you:
- have no direct experience of the child care field, but want to develop your career towards it;
- have recently entered the field and have little experience;
- have some experience and are interested in developing your qualifications further;
- find it difficult to access opportunities for training and development.