Children living in different settings
Children living in different settings

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Children living in different settings

Learning outcomes

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.

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