“Entering Care: The Real Reasons Children Enter Care” is a compelling and CPD-accredited training session that offers participants a real-life journey into the care system, providing valuable insights into the experiences and challenges faced by young people entering care -grounding the learning in lived experiences.
Participants will delve into the young person's experiences before entering care, focusing on five key moments in their life. These moments include witnessing abuse, divorce, experiencing abuse, changing schools, and living between different family members. By understanding these pivotal moments, participants will gain a deeper understanding on the trauma young people experience before care and the circumstances that lead them into care.
The session also explores the different types of care available and introduces participants to the language and terminologies used to describe young people's situations within the care system. Participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of the care options and the unique needs of young people in care.
Furthermore, the session highlights the various professionals who are involved in a young person's journey through the care system and how their presence can impact the young person's trust in adults. Participants will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of these professionals and the importance of building trusting relationships with young people in care.
By the end of the session, participants will have acquired valuable tools to help young people entering care feel safe and regulate their emotions through effective communication strategies. The course emphasises the importance of creating a supportive and nurturing environment for these vulnerable young people.
By the end of the "Entering Care: The Real Reasons Children Enter Care" session, participants will be able to:
- Gain a real-life perspective into the care system through the experiences of a young person who has entered care.
- Understand the significance of key moments in a young person's life before entering care, including witnessing abuse, divorce, experiencing abuse, and changing schools, and comprehend their potential impact on trauma.
- Recognise the different types of care available and understand the language and terminologies used within the care system to describe young people's situations.
- Identify the various professionals involved in a young person's care journey and comprehend how their presence can impact the young person's trust in adults.
- Acquire effective communication tools and strategies to help young people entering care feel safe and regulate their emotions, fostering a supportive and nurturing environment.