Family Support Workers provide emotional and practical support to families experiencing a range of problems, from divorce to domestic abuse. To be successful in this field, characteristics and skills such as excellent communication, flexibility and the ability to work under pressure are essential.
If you’re considering a career as a Family Support Worker, then the Family Support and Wellbeing will introduce you to the nature of the job and responsibilities of this role. You will learn how to identify and resolve family difficulties, maintain trusting working relationships, familiarise with safeguarding procedures in the home and much more. This training course also explores the legislation surrounding family support work and legal responsibilities.
Please note: This course only gives you the theoretical knowledge that you need to excel in this field. This Family Support and Wellbeing doesn’t entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field.
The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.
You are taught through a combination of
- Text/Video lessons
- Online study materials
How is the course assessed?
To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.
Why study this course
Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.
Who is This course for?
This Family Support and Wellbeing course is suitable for anyone interested in working in this sector or who simply wants to learn more about the topic. If you’re an individual looking to excel within this field then Family Support and Wellbeing course is for you.
The Family Support and Wellbeing course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
|Module 1 - The role of family support worker|
|The functions, work environment, and daily activities of a family support worker||00:15:00|
|The key responsibilities of a family support worker and different specialisations||00:15:00|
|The key qualities of a family support worker and what a family support worker should expect||00:15:00|
|Duties as a family support worker||00:15:00|
|Professional development, career prospects, and anticipated salary as a family support worker||00:05:00|
|A day in the life of a family support worker||00:15:00|
|Pros and cons of being a family support worker||00:05:00|
|Work-life balance as a family support worker||00:15:00|
|Top tips for family support workers||00:05:00|
|Module 2 - Legislation, policy, and guidance|
|Introduction to legislation, policy, and guidance||00:05:00|
|Overview of legislation – England||00:15:00|
|The Children and Families Act 2014||00:30:00|
|Policy and guidance – England||00:15:00|
|Overview of legislation – Scotland||00:05:00|
|Policy and guidance – Scotland||00:15:00|
|Overview of legislation – Northern Ireland||00:05:00|
|Policy and guidance – Northern Ireland||00:05:00|
|Overview of legislation – Wales||00:05:00|
|Overview of legislation – Wales||00:05:00|
|Module 3 - The family issues and solving them|
|Parental mental health – how to help children living with parents with mental health problems||00:15:00|
|Parental mental health – intervention and support for children and families||00:15:00|
|Parental substance misuse – how to help children living with parents who misuse alcohol and drugs||00:05:00|
|Parental substance misuse – assessing the risk of parental alcohol and drug misuse||00:05:00|
|Parental substance misuse – intervention and support for children and families||00:05:00|
|Domestic abuse – what is domestic abuse?||00:05:00|
|Separation, divorce, and parental responsibility||00:05:00|
|Separation, divorce, and contact||00:05:00|
|General advice on talking about difficult topics||00:15:00|
|Books to help talking about difficult topics||00:15:00|
|Module 4 - Safeguarding - assessing need and providing help|
|Introduction to safeguarding – a child-centred, coordinated approach||00:30:00|
|Access, referral, and information sharing||00:30:00|
|Disabled children, carers, youth establishments, and contextual safeguarding||00:15:00|
|Assessment purpose, protocols, principles, and parameters||00:15:00|
|Analysis, outcomes, and timeliness||00:30:00|
|Processes for managing individual Part 1||00:30:00|
|Processes for managing individual Part 2||00:15:00|
|Processes for managing individual Part 3||00:15:00|
|Module 5 - Building relationships|
|Types of family and what makes healthy families||00:15:00|
|Why relationships are key to good social work||00:30:00|
|The importance of relationships in social work to relationships in social work||00:30:00|
|The personal qualities required for relationship building||00:15:00|
|Working on empathy to build relationships||00:15:00|
|The professional attributes required for relationship building||00:15:00|
|Self-knowledge and professional use of self in relationship building||00:15:00|
|Taking an individualised approach, involving the parents, what parents want from the relationship, sharing information, and building trust||00:30:00|
|Challenges in relationship building||00:15:00|
|The difference between getting the relationship right and getting it wrongb||00:30:00|
|Mock Exam – Family Support and Wellbeing||00:20:00|
|Final Exam – Family Support and Wellbeing||00:20:00|
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