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Training and support for residential carers

Training and support for residential carers

The training and support offered to residential carers is very similar to that offered to foster carers (see training and support for foster carers).

Residential care managers and deputies are usually qualified social workers or equivalent and registered with General Social Care Council.  As this career is not a stand-still qualification, all staff are expected to undergo continual professional development throughout their career.

We are firmly committed to the training and development of each member of staff and to responding flexibly to the variety of needs within our service.

We have a strong training and development infrastructure and our care staff are required to achieve their NVQIII in Caring for Children and Young People.

All new staff receive an initial structured induction followed by regular supervision for the next six months and monthly support thereafter. All new staff are also required to undertake further core training within the first six months of their probationary period.

Staff have access to a range of training programmes where we use both internal and external trainers and tutors. Training available to our residential staff includes: 

  • Induction and Foundation Training for residential workers
  • NVQ 3 Social Care
  • NVQ 4 Social Care
  • A Units
  • IV Awards
  • Child Protection
  • Children Law and the Human Rights Act 1998
  • Managing Challenging Behaviour NVA
  • Risk Assessments
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • First Aid
  • Separation and Loss
  • Recording Skills
  • Child Development
  • Team Working
  • Issues of Race, Ethnicity, Religion and Culture
  • Sexuality
  • Health Education
  • Safe handling of Medicines
  • Healthy Eating and Food Hygiene
  • Supervising Development
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Safeguarding 

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"I love my job. If you’ve done a piece of work with the child and you can see at the end you’ve made a difference and they appear much happier, that’s very rewarding."

Sharon – Residential Child Care Officer Watch my video » Training and support for residential carers