For social workers
CPD-accredited keynotes designed especially for social workers and children’s social care practitioners, facilitated by Lived Experience Leaders.
We provide CPD-accredited keynote speeches facilitated by Lived Experience Leaders.
Our lived experience leaders provide keynote speeches that help social workers and practitioners understand the experiences of children in social care and learn the skills they need to support them.
Face-to-Face & Virtual Keynotes
Especially picked for social workers.
Living a careless life – An inspirational story about living in care.
- Face to Face
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.Read More
Lived experience leadership – The impact of experience on service delivery and design
- Face to Face
What does it mean to have lived experience? When we think about negative experiences we naturally think they are inhibitors of progression...Read More
Leading care – Redefining the narrative of leaving care
- Face to Face
This keynote focuses on the system of leaving care, analysing the approaches to supporting children to effectively become independent.Read More
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Looking for something else?
Grounding real experiences into training brings life to the systematic, social, and psychological issues that affect children, providing a rich online learning that they won’t experience from other training.
Our courses offer insights into key subject areas, including:
- Children in need
- Children in care
- Leaving care
- Youth engagement
- Foster care
- Residential care
- Child development
- Managing behaviour
- Language and recording
- Emotional regulation
- Adverse childhood experiences
Our keynotes are designed to give you more.
A variety of topics
Our course topics include attachment, trauma, loss, youth engagement, children in care, and care leavers.
Facilitated by Lived Experience Leaders
Our training and keynotes are facilitated by Lived Experience Leaders who have both professional and personal experience of children’s social care.
Our training brings people together to engage, reflect, and communicate.
Developed for you
Each course follows a clear structure, has carefully considered learning outcomes, and is easy to follow.
Our courses offer downloadable resources and other tools to keep the audience engaged.
All of our courses are CPD-accredited.
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Corporate Parenting: A Whole Council Approach
We all want to be a good corporate parent and ensure children feel part of a family. This keynote explores how local authorities and all their services can have a role in being a meaningful support for children in care.
How to be an Advocate: for Councillors and Lead Members
Lead members and councillors have a key role in advocating for the children they represent. This keynote helps them understand the lived experiences of children in care and how to be an advocate for them.
Outstanding Participation: How to Meaningfully Engage with Young People
Every local authority wants to engage with young people, whether that’s hosting meaningful events, setting up forums or co-designing services. This keynote looks at how to meaningfully engage with young people, devolve appropriate power and have an outstanding participation strategy.
Living a Careless Life: The Lived Experiences of Care
This keynote explores the lived experiences of care, looking at what it is like in school, how recording and language can cause stigma and what we can do to build meaningful relationships with children and their families.
‘Leading’ Care: The Lived Experience of Leaving Care
Young people don’t leave care; care leaves them and they are left to lead their own lives. This keynote helps you understand the lived experiences of young people leaving care and what you can do to support them.
Lived Experience Leadership: Engaging Lived Experience into Service Delivery
We all want to engage with lived experience so that we can develop services with the views of those who have experienced them. This keynote explores lived experience leadership and how professional leaders can work alongside those with lived experience effectively.
Director of children’s services, Buckinghamshire
I’ve seen the language change verbally and in recording, and I’ve only heard positive things from this training.
Virtual school headteacher, Middlesbrough
I highly recommend The Care Leaders to support key stakeholders in understanding the journey through care by those who know it best, care experienced young people. The training they provide is engaging, and thought-provoking and offers professionals a reliable and comprehensive tool kit to enhance their daily practice. Their online platform is easy to access and offers much more than a pre-recorded e-learning course.
Education advisor, East Sussex Virtual School
Attendees reported that they really learnt a lot. It gave them a good understanding of the situation of children who come into the care system, and how best to support them. The key messages were clear with ‘calls to action which we have been able to take away and use to inform our practice. The lived experience informing this course and the storytelling skills of the presenter made the course particularly powerful.
Fostering team manager
Certain phraseology has stuck in my head – ‘being emotionally overwhelmed’, ‘Children come into care not because of what they’ve done but because of what’s been done to them’, The session regarding rethinking responses to what children say was also incredibly powerful and is something I will definitely be looking at with my team.
This training has exceeded my expectations. It was the sensitivity of the delivery that made it special…truly making us see the experience through the eyes of the young people in care.
I now have a better understanding of the care system, and how it affects students. This has led me to be able to better support ‘Looked After Children’.
Brilliant. Really engaging. I felt that way in which you combined personal stories with the data / legal definition side of things was really well pitched. I felt so much more invested in this training than A LOT of other training I have attended.
How to book
1. Select a training session or keynote
Let us know if you need a keynote speech or training session.
2. Choose face-to-face or virtual
Tell us if you would like to have a fact-to-face session or if it’s virtual.
3. Complete our booking form
Fill in our booking form and tell us who this training is for, when you would like it we will get in touch with you to discuss your booking.