Reference Quantity: ST0088

Particulars of normal

ROLE PROFILE (what the apprentice ought to be capable of do on the finish of the Apprenticeship)

CORE: As a practitioner you may be working with youngsters, younger folks and households, together with carers, to realize optimistic and sustainable change of their lives. You’ll reveal a ardour to look after and about youngsters, younger folks and households. You may be expert in recognising and assessing the advanced wants that youngsters, younger folks and households usually current. You’ll agree with the kid, younger particular person or household any particular interventions or referrals.  Your strategy will likely be considered one of respectful curiosity that challenges and helps youngsters, younger folks and households to realize their potential and keep protected. You’ll work alongside different professionals and organisations to share the accountability for bettering outcomes. Each bit of labor with a baby or household will likely be completely different and you’ll train judgement on a spread of evidence-based approaches to tell your follow. You’ll commonly consider the effectiveness of your strategies and actions. Common supervision with an skilled practitioner will encourage reflection in your follow. On the finish of the apprenticeship the top quality of your follow will likely be making an actual distinction to people who you’re employed with.

OPTION 1: Practitioner in Youngsters’s Residential Care

You possibly can be working in quite a lot of settings e.g. a youngsters’s dwelling, a residential particular faculty or a safe youngsters’s dwelling. The youngsters may be residing on their very own or in a bigger group. You’ll take the lead in growing and delivering the kid’s placement plan and can work with the kid to assist their well being, schooling, social and each day wants, enjoying a big position in serving to them to thrive and fulfil their potential .

OPTION 2: Youngsters, Younger Individuals and Households Practitioner throughout the Neighborhood

You’ll perceive the significance of and be expert in, early intervention and safeguarding work. You’ll handle threat throughout the spectrum wants for youngsters, younger folks and households’. Chances are you’ll work in settings as numerous as household properties, youth centres, early years, youth justice, youngsters’s centres, academic settings and the neighborhood. You’ll play a big position in working throughout businesses to enhance outcomes. Chances are you’ll work with explicit age teams, throughout the complete age vary or particularly with households. By supporting the boldness and expertise of youngsters, younger folks and households you’ll assist them to beat obstacles and maximise their independence.

Period: Sometimes 24 months for brand new entrants. For these with related {qualifications} and expertise within the well being and social care discipline, 12 to 18 months

Degree: 4

Entry Necessities – Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service course of and supply the consequence


The values and behaviours anticipated of a Youngsters, Younger Individuals and Household Employee

Care: Respecting and valuing people to maintain them protected, being affirming and dealing with them to assist them make a optimistic distinction to their lives

Compassion: Consideration and concern for youngsters, younger folks and their households, mixed with an understanding of the attitude of these you’re employed with

Braveness: Honesty and a optimistic perception in serving to youngsters, younger folks and households. Being assured when confronted with confrontation, holding a protected area to handle and include actually tough behaviours and dealing with youngsters, younger folks and households to problem and allow them to fulfil their potential Communication: Your work is predicated on constructing efficient relationships, being perceptive and empathic and constructing good rapport

Competence: The relationships you construct to impact change for youngsters, younger folks and households will likely be knowledgeable by social care ethics and values and will likely be developed via reflective follow.

Dedication: Creating sustainable change in others by working alongside youngsters, younger folks and households and being genuine, constant, affected person, persistent and resilient

Core Necessities – information and expertise

These are primarily based on the sort of statements we might usually anticipate youngsters, younger folks and households to make concerning the work that the practitioner has undertaken with them

‘You listened to me, understood what has occurred to me and the way I really feel about my life, and I’m assured my voice is heard

Information and understanding of:

  • Communication that allows the voice of the kid, younger particular person or members of the family to be heard
  • A number of components that contribute to uncertainty within the lives of youngsters, younger folks and households
  • Equality, rights, range and cultural variations, and the values of the organisation by which you’re working


  • Communicates in method that allows the voice of the kid, younger particular person or members of the family to be heard
  • Encourages people to have interaction positively with their neighborhood and related businesses and actively take part in the way in which their care and assist is delivered
  • Actively promotes respect, equality, range and inclusion

‘You helped me to establish threat, you made me conscious when issues have been unsafe ‘

Information and understanding of:

  • The vary of potential safeguarding threat components (e.g. home violence, membership of gangs, lacking youngsters, on-line exercise, radicalisation and Stop agenda), the completely different types of hurt to youngsters and weak adults (e.g. neglect, youngster sexual exploitation, bodily abuse, emotional abuse) and the native and nationwide thresholds for safeguarding
  • the safeguarding necessities contained inside obligatory native safeguarding coaching or nationally accredited equal


  • Works along with youngsters, younger folks and households to maintain them protected and handle threat and selling the event of expertise the household must efficiently handle threat themselves
  • Works with and helps different professionals to reply to safeguarding issues

‘You recognized my/our strengths and difficulties and helped me study myself/ourselves. We ready and made plans the place we agreed the subsequent steps collectively’

Information and understanding of:

  • Baby, adolescent and grownup improvement
  • The spectrum of wants and the way they could be met
  • The ideas of efficient evaluation and the significance of research {and professional} judgement


  • Identifies the influences on the person and the household and helps them to make knowledgeable decisions
  • Leads on the event and recording of holistic plans, supply of interventions and evaluates their effectiveness
  • Identifies and addresses obstacles to accessing sources

‘You supported me via the modifications, caught with me and checked how issues have been progressing and requested whether or not issues have been higher for me ‘

Information and understanding of:

  • Fashions for monitoring modifications in a baby, younger particular person or member of the family’s wellbeing
  • A variety of proof primarily based interventions and their strengths and weaknesses


  • Identifies and manages evidence-based approaches and evaluates their effectiveness
  • Contributes to the event of a resilient, constant and protracted strategy to follow

‘You were not afraid to make tough selections once you thought it was the appropriate factor to do’

Information and understanding of:

  • The duties, tasks, boundaries and moral nature of the position
  • Theories and pointers underpinning sound follow


  • Fashions readability of objective, clear expectations and an expert strategy to determination making
  • Appropriately challenges and/or presents different views with the kids, younger particular person or household
  • Contributes to personal skilled improvement

‘You knew what you have been doing – you understood the legislation and knew the place to search out different info and helped me to type artistic concepts about how you can make issues higher’

Information and understanding of:

  • Methods and coverage frameworks for work with youngsters, younger folks and households. e.g. schooling, well being, care, employment, felony justice, particular academic wants and disabilities, first assist, safeguarding


  • Applies information of authorized, financial and social justice methods and implements coverage frameworks in assist of optimistic outcomes for youngsters, younger folks and households

‘You considered issues’

Information and understanding of:

  • The position {of professional} judgement and evaluation in advanced conditions
  • The significance of contemplating ethics and values, difficult self and the methods in use


  • Demonstrates crucial analysis of follow and perception into personal feelings, behaviour and emotions, and makes use of these insights to problem personal follow
  • Takes an lively half in steady skilled improvement

‘You included individuals who have been necessary to me or may assist me’

Information and understanding of:

  • Strategies for establishing shared objectives and outcomes when constructing relationships with others


  • Sharing and agreeing objectives and outcomes when constructing relationships with accomplice organisations, different employees, youngsters, younger folks and households, to make sure applicable and well timed assist

Youngsters, Younger Individuals and Household Practitioners might want to complement the CORE customary programme with specialist expertise and information, by selecting ONE of the next choices:

OPTION 1: Practitioner in Youngsters’s Residential Care


1a. Working with households, carers and youngsters to plan, ship and consider the effectiveness of interventions for the care and assist of particular person youngsters and younger folks in residential care



The laws and compliance necessities for residential care

The aspirations for a kid in residential care

Group residing and group dynamics

Laws and the Code of Apply for Particular Academic Wants and Incapacity

Assumes the position {of professional} dad or mum

Contributes to creating and reviewing placement plans primarily based on particular person want

Is ready to assist traumatised youngsters and younger folks to reside collectively and make progress

1.b. Work inside a crew to advertise the ethos of the house</caption.



Information and understanding of:

The ethos of the house and how you can create and advertise

Workforce dynamics and collaborative strategy in residential setting


Develops and promotes the ethos of the house

Fashions collaborative crew working and the flexibility to assist and appropriately problem one another

OPTION 2: Youngsters, Younger Individuals and Households Practitioner throughout the Neighborhood

2a. Forge networks with different businesses and the neighborhood, inside a selected working context (e.g. early years, youth, youth justice, household work, particular academic wants and incapacity and many others.) and construct sustainable options collectively

2.b. In depth understanding of a selected age group, context or household system



Modern social points that have an effect on household life and the care of youngsters and younger folks

Detailed understanding of working with a selected group e.g. U5, 5-11, 12+, younger grownup, dad and mom, households, youngsters with particular academic wants and disabilities

Key moral {and professional} elements of position

Engages successfully with youngster, younger particular person and/or members of the family

Helps youngsters, younger folks or weak adults to establish and take motion to take care of safeguarding threat

Apprentices with out degree 2 English and Maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking their end- level evaluation.

Possibility 1. Degree 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare

Possibility 2. Certificates in Increased Schooling in working with Youngsters Younger Individuals and Households

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