This course considers both the needs of children with parents with learning disabilities and the needs of the parents with learning disabilities for appropriate help and support.

Supporting Parents with Learning Disabilities recognises competing needs and helps identify ways to assess and develop holistic intervention.

You will explore how to build formal and informal support networks, implement and lead robust multi-agency teamwork strategies to enable continued learning and development. The course also looks at the needs of children when their parents are unable to meet their needs and how looked-after children of parents with learning disability can maintain positive contact.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who works with parents with learning disabilities in a care or support environment.

This could include:

  • Social workers
  • Care providers
  • Police officers
  • Safeguarding leads
  • Health and safety officers

Aims of the Supporting Parents with Learning Disabilities Course

  • Consider the relationship of the support worker with the parent with the learning disability.
  • Examine their role and responsibility.
  • Explore the additional needs of parents with a learning disability and ways to support these needs.
  • Consider issues of confidentiality and duty of care.
  • Look at the role of a parent, the role of a support worker working with parents with learning disabilities, when to raise concerns and how to cope with attachment issues.
  • Cover all areas of support needs of parents with learning disabilities, including their emotional and practical needs.

The Supporting Parents with Learning Disabilities Course will explore the following areas:

  • Building support networks
    Exploring how to build formal and informal support networks,
  • Multi-agency strategies
    Implementing and leading robust multi-agency teamwork strategies to enable continued learning and development.
  • Needs of children
    The course also looks at the needs of children when their parents are unable to meet their needs
  • Maintaining positive contact
    Understanding how looked-after children of parents with learning disability can maintain positive contact.

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