Meeting the Challenge of Caring (Bendigo)

May 13, 2020
9:45 am - 2:45 pm

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Do you want to learn more about safer care?

It is important to remember that abuse, neglect and other trauma have different impacts on individual children and on their foster or kinship carers. One of the major concerns that carer families have is – what will happen if a child or young person or a birth family accuse them of abuse? Because of the nature of our work this is a possibility of even a likelihood.

The aim of this program is to provide carer families with guidelines that will assist them in providing a safe caring approach to their daily lives without jeopardizing the ‘family atmosphere’. Safer caring is all about being “risk sensible”, not risk averse. It is about foster carers working in partnership with children and young people, their parents wherever possible, and home-based care workers to develop the right safer caring plan for that child; and day-to-day, understanding and balancing the risks involved in a particular activity or decision, rather than applying a set of rules in all circumstances.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding why children can be challenging
  • Identifying your emotional and physical needs and how best to communicate them
  • Understand the strategies needed to keep children and young people safe from abuse by adults
  • Understand the strategies needed to keep children and young people safe from abuse by older children and young people in the household
  • Develop strategies that will empower the caring family to be able to better deal with Quality of Care Concerns
  • Understand the importance of providing a positive environment that will ensure children to feel safe, nurtured and secure

Presented by: Berry Street


Hosted by: Anglicare


If you would like to access financial support for travel (for those travelling over an hour) to attend the session, or find out about free childcare availability, please contact Sheree McGuane at Anglicare on (03) 5440 1100 

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