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Adults Services Assessment And Analysis Fostering
Adults Services Assessment And Analysis Fostering

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The Care Act 2014 places an obligation on local authorities to make sure that people who live in their areas:

  1. Receive services that prevent their care needs from becoming more serious or delay the impact of their needs
  2. Can get the information and advice they need to make good decisions about care and support
  3. Have a range of high-quality and appropriate services to choose from

The Act gives local authorities a duty to carry out a needs assessment in order to determine whether an adult has the need for care and support. The aim is to get a full picture of the person and what needs and goals they may have. After carrying out the assessment, the local authority will then consider whether any of the needs identified are eligible for support.

This course will explore how social workers and others will have to assess needs and strengths in order to promote individual wellbeing. Learners will gain an understanding of the legal underpinnings of the act as well as how to critically reflect and analytically assess needs and strengths in order to prevent further care needs.

The learning objectives for this course are as follows:

  1. To know the history of adult care in the UK
  2. To know the legal duties for local authorities under the Care Act 2014
  3. To understand the wellbeing principle and how it impacts on social care
  4. To understand critical reflection and analytical assessment
  5. To understand strengths-based approaches and strengths-based conversations
  6. To understand individual strengths (using examples) and soft and hard strengths
  7. To know how to assess strengths and challenges using reflective cycles
  8. To know how to make judgements and care plans based on fluctuating needs
  9. To be aware of duties and responsibilities towards carers
  10. To understand The Mental Capacity Act in respect to The Care Act
  11. To be aware of case law in regard to supporting individuals in situations where there may be a conflict between carers and the local authority

This course meets the Training, Support, and Development Standards as outlined in The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.

Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the young people in your care.

We also have an advanced version, which is specifically for designated individuals or seniors.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.

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  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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