After studying this course, you should be able to:
outline a range of different reasons – social, personal, health, economic, family-based – that cause children to be separated from their families of origin and to live in different settings
demonstrate the development of key transferable study skills including the ability to summarise arguments, learn from personal experience, and apply theory to issues and dilemmas in practice
interpret and make use of data about the numbers and locations of children living in different settings in the UK
describe how additional attention needs to be paid to particular groups of children living in different settings
reflect on how ideas, values, beliefs and life experiences can influence an approach to children who are living away from their parents in different settings.