Children Adopted or In Care

Offered By

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health focuses on the mental health and well-being of looked-after children, and their assessment and treatment. Please note that, as most of the adopted children in the UK have been looked-after prior to adoption, this session applies to their previous experience before becoming adopted and specifically focuses on issues of children in the care system.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe some of the reasons why children become looked-after in the UK

Explain the importance of stability and describe what happens to a child from when they come into care until they leave care

Describe the frequency of mental health problems in looked-after children, and understand why it is higher than with children not in care

Explain how you can help Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) assess looked-after children’s complex mental health, well-being and educational needs

Identify recommended specific interventions for looked-after children