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Working with children

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In this part you will extend your understanding of how to work therapeutically with children in care. This includes understanding:

  • why it is important to include the child in planning processes when changing care arrangements  
  • the benefits of stable and meaningful care arrangements
  • the importance of care arrangements as part of intervention for a child
  • how you can use practice tools to increase a child’s participation in their care arrangement.


This chapter can be read in conjunction with the Working with children part in the practice kit Permanency, to strengthen your knowledge and understanding of attachment and participation. 

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