Practitioners work with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives, working alongside other professionals and organisations to share the responsibility for improving outcomes. Each piece of work with a child or family will be different, making a real difference to families.
As part of National Apprenticeships Week 2021, we've produced this useful guide to the CYPF Practitioner L4 apprenticeship.
OPTION 1: Practitioner in Children's Residential Care
Working in a number of settings e.g. a children’s home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home. The children might be living on their own or in a larger group. Practitioners take the lead in developing and delivering the child's placement plan and will work with the child to support their health, education, social and day to day needs, playing a significant role in helping them to thrive and fulfil their potential.
OPTION 2: Children, Young People and Families Practitioner within the Community
Working in settings as diverse as family homes, youth centres, early years, youth justice, children's centres, educational settings and the community, practitioners play a significant role in working across agencies to improve outcomes. Practitioners may work with particular age groups, across the full age range or specifically with families. By supporting the confidence and skills of children, young people and families, practitioners help them to overcome barriers and maximise their independence.