Caring for Vulnerable Children FREE online course starts soon

award-winning ‘Caring for Vulnerable Children’ Massive Open Online
Course, or MOOC for short, starts its 8th run on 16 April. This FREE
online course takes place over six weeks and you can access the
materials as often as you want, at a time that suits you.

the journey of Billy, a 12-year-old boy and the risks and
vulnerabilities in his life. With each weekly instalment, we show how
Billy is impacted by his early childhood, his mum’s mental health, and
how the system supports a vulnerable child.


Who should take this course?

It’s suitable for anyone who may come into contact with children who are vulnerable, such as:

  • Children’s Panel members
  • Social workers
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Foster carers
  • Childminders
  • Those considering, going through, or have
    already adopted a child
  • Anyone with an interest in this area

Join almost 60,000 people who have taken part from 163 countries.


This course is run by FutureLearn.

Sign up for the course

Caring for Vulnerable Children FREE online course starts soon

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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