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Our E-Learning Memberships

The Care Leaders Online – E-learning Membership

Our e-learning membership gives you access to live and on-demand CPD-accredited training facilitated by Lived Experience Leaders.

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  • 12 months of training facilitated by Lived Experience Leaders

    Learn about children’s social care from leaders who have lived through it.

  • We are CPD-accredited

  • E-learning membership

    Live and on-demand CPD-accredited training facilitated by Lived Experience Leaders

  • Our membership gives you access to 12 months of training

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    Our training doesn’t just talk about what it’s like for children in care. Our trainers have lived through it.

    Grounding our training in real experiences brings to life the systematic, social, and psychological issues that affect children in need, children in care, or others with a social worker

    Our courses offer insights into key subject areas, including:

    • Children in care
    • Leaving care
    • Children in need
    • Education
    • Youth engagement
    • Foster care
    • Residential care
    • Child development
    • Attachment
    • Trauma
    • Stress
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    Our training gives you professional and personal insight into children’s social care.

    Our training platform provides you with the opportunity to attend training at your own pace and in your own time. Become emersed in keynotes, training, and pre-recorded conversations from lived experience – all from the comfort of your own home.

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    A variety of topics

    Our course topics include attachment, trauma, loss, youth engagement, children in care, and care leavers.

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    Experience Leaders

    Our training and keynotes are facilitated by Lived Experience Leaders who have both professional and personal experience of children’s social care.

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    Interactive learning

    Our training is facilitated though live sessions, videos, audience engagement, quizzes, and more.

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    Extra events

    We host extra events with additional speakers, influencers, and experts from across the children’s social care sector.

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    Engaging materials

    Our courses offer reflective learning, forums, downloadable resources, and other tools to keep the audience engaged.

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    Face-to-face and virtual courses

    We offer our courses face-to-face and online.

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    The Care Leaders Online is for:

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    Fostering Foster Carers Police Managers Managers and Directors of Children's Services Teachers Residential Staff Youth Offending Service Social Workers Independent Reviewing Officers Children's Health Professionals Councillors and Lead Members Leaving Care Workers Youth Participation Workers
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    Training that meets the needs of children’s services.

  • Accessible

    Access our training on desktop or mobile.


    Download course handbooks to support your learning.

    Reflective practice

    Built into every course to help you reflect on what you are learning.

  • Downloadable resources

    Downloadable resources including PDFs and presentations.


    Run reports to track learner progress courses are CPD-accredited.


    All of our courses are CPD-accredited.

  • What people say about our training

    During our pilot in 2021/22 we provided training for people from all levels of our pilot local authorities, from frontline workers and teachers, to strategic leaders, lead members, and councillors. Here is what they said about our training:

    • Richard Nash
      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.

    • Victoria Banks
      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.

    • Leslea Marwick
      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.

    • Anonymous
      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.

    • Anonymous
      School teacher

      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’.

    • Anonymous
      Social worker

      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.

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