1. Introduction

Please note that SCIE has published a further two resources on the topic of residential child care:

SCIE e-learning resource (2008) 'Meeting the needs of children in residential child care.'

This introductory resource aims to deepen your understanding of how residential care can meet a child's needs and presents a range of specific tools and strategies to help you meet these needs.

SCIE e-learning resource (2008) 'Managing Challenging Behaviour.'

This builds on the previous two and aims to assist your understanding of how you can better meet children's behavioural needs. We will look in more detail at the way behaviour serves as communication and then suggest some ways for you to understand and manage behaviour, which is a key task for any residential carer.

Links to both can be found in the Extra resources section.