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Welcome to The Care Leaders

We are Lived Experience Leaders

We provide training, keynotes and consultancy that transform children’s services.

 

 

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Why we do it

Why we do it

Young people deserve to leave services in a better place than when they entered.

We help children’s services to understand the lived experiences of children with a social worker, children in care and care leavers.

We work with you to develop services that ensure young people leave them in a better place than when they entered.

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Who we work with

Teachers Social workers Foster carers Residential staff Leaving care workers

Our training and keynotes

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Two timetables – The demands of school and social care

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session helps you support children in care in school more effectively.

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Trauma and Transitions – Creating stability for children who have instability in their lives

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session looks at the different types of transitions for young people and how you can support them through it.

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The impact of recording – How recording causes stigma

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session gives you the skills to record information that truly represents children and ensures they access the services they need.

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Living a careless life – An inspirational story about living in care.

  • Face to Face
  • Keynote
  • Virtual

The keynote is focused on the power of relationships, highlighting what individuals can do to have a huge impact on the lives of children in the care system.

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Lived experience leadership – The impact of experience on service delivery and design

  • Face to Face
  • Keynote
  • Virtual

What does it mean to have lived experience? When we think about negative experiences we naturally think they are inhibitors of progression...

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Leaving care – Why young people disappear

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session shows you how young people can transition from care into independent and meaningful lives.

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Leading care – Redefining the narrative of leaving care

  • Face to Face
  • Keynote
  • Virtual

This keynote focuses on the system of leaving care, analysing the approaches to supporting children to effectively become independent.

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Entering Care – The real reasons children enter care

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session explores the real-life experience of young people entering care.

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Children’s Social Care – The people and services

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session is all about the people and services within children’s social care so you know who young people are being supported by.

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Children in Need – Born to love and be loved

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session helps practitioners understand the issues for young people before they come into care and how this impacts them

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Adverse Childhood Experiences – Born to love and be loved.

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session explores the impact of being born into adverse family dynamics and the different ways in which social care and school can support children and families.

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The Impact of Communication – Trauma, attachment and unconscious bias

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session explores how attachment, trauma and unconscious bias influence how we behave and communicate whilst giving you evidence-based tools to raise aspirations for children and their families.

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Two timetables – School and Social Care

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session helps you understand the lived experiences of social care and school for young people. Exploring what you can do to support them to feel safe, settled and able to learn.

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Messages in Behaviour – What children are really telling us

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session will help you recognise and respond to messages in children’s behaviour.

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What we’ve been up to

In Conversation With: Ric Flo

Ric Flo is a lived experience leader, rapper, and founder of Mantra Music, the world’s first record label exclusively for care-experienced artists. For the latest episode of our ‘In Conversation With’ series, Luke Rodgers BEM, founder of The Care Leaders, chatted to Ric to learn more about his background, his passion for music, and how he’s supporting […]

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Entering care – The real reasons children come into care

When young people enter care, it can seem like the system takes a young person’s identity and gives them a new one, projecting them into a confusing world with new terminologies and often leaving them with little understanding of what’s happening. In this article, The Care Leaders, together with Madlug founder, Dave Linton, discuss what really […]

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Children in care and the impact of recording

The information we write about a child is either a passport or a barrier to them being able to access services they need and deserve. In this blog, we speak to the founder of The Care Leaders, Luke Rodgers BEM, about why children and young people in care have records written about them, when this […]

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