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Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
University of Strathclyde and CELCIS
This online course explored the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children and policy and implementation requirements to apply the principles of “necessity” and “suitability” as depicted through the Guidelines.
6 weeks, 4 hours per week
Dr Chrissie Gale
University of Strathclyde
- 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
- Why were the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children developed and what are the underlying principles they are built on
- What are the “necessity” and “suitability” principles and how to apply them
- What are the principle components of “gatekeeping” and why are they important
- How decisions are made when a child may be vulnerable to losing parental care
- The three levels of prevention and why recourse to formal alternative care should be avoided whenever possible
- Why communities, families and children must be able to realise their right to access basic and specialist services to prevent need for alternative care placement
- Why some groups of children are often over-represented in alternative care settings and how we should prevent this
- The importance of meaningful participation of children and young people in decision-making about their care
- How should the needs and wishes of children and young people be foreseen and planned in consultation with them
- What defines a children’s residential institution and what are the prime aims of deinstitutionalisation
- Why having and using accurate data is important
- What support do children and young people require when returning to their family, moving into another care setting, or transitioning into independent living.
Issued on 18th July 2017
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