|1.1 To provide day to day care for a child/young person, taking account of the particular issues for children/young people who are separated from their families.
- An ability to provide a good standard of care to other people’s children.
- An ability to promote healthy development including emotional, physical, sexual and educational.
- An ability to recognise the needs of children/young people and to prioritise these needs.
- To develop and maintain a secure, healthy relationship between the child/young person and yourself.
|1.2 To participate in developing the plans for the child/young person and to make sure these plans are carried out. To undertake specified tasks in the care plan for the child.
- An ability to take responsibility for completing identified tasks.
- An ability to work well with all those people in a child or young person’s network, including the child’s family, social worker, other professionals and people who are significant to a child or young person.
|1.3 To promote the healthy growth and development of the child or young person with a particular emphasis on health and education.
- A knowledge of child development and an ability to provide experiences which will stimulate a child/young person and provide opportunities to develop new skills.
- An ability to manage the health needs of children and young people in a proactive way and encourage the child to value their own health.
- An ability to encourage full participation in educational activities, and to work together with education professionals.
- An ability to transport children and young people to and from school and other educational activities.
- An ability to set appropriate boundaries and manage a child or young person’s behaviour without the use of physical or other inappropriate punishment.
|1.4 To ensure that the child or young person is encouraged to develop and maintain a positive understanding of their origins, religion and culture.
- An ability to listen and communicate with children and young people in ways appropriate for their age and understanding.
- A respect for the child or young person’s origins, religion and culture and a willingness to learn more and to enable the child or young person to participate in cultural and religious activities.
|1.5 To assist and support parents and others who are significant in a child or young person’s life to develop and maintain healthy relationships with them.
- An ability to remain respectful of parents and others, and to communicate well with them.
- An ability to understand the important role of parents and others in the lives of looked after children and to involve the parent (as appropriate) in the child’s life.
- A willingness to facilitate contact which may include providing transport or supporting a child or young person through the process.
|1.6 To assist children and young people to move on in a positive manner.
- An ability to communicate with children and young people about the reasons for the move in a positive manner.
- An ability to encourage the child or young person to develop good relationships with the future carers.
- An ability to help the child or young person gain and maintain memories of the time they have spent with you.
- An ability to share what you have learnt about the child or young person’s needs with both the social worker and future carers.
- An ability to manage your own feelings about the move in a way which is beneficial for the child or young person.
- To support young people into independence if appropriate.