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OUR SESSIONS

The virtual and face-to-face training sessions we offer

CPD-accredited sessions facilitated by Lived Experience Leaders.
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The Training Sessions We Facilitate

Endings:  Providing children a healthy understanding of the inevitability of endings. 

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session looks at the impact of endings, focussing on the psychological and practical challenges that arise. Although we talk about the negative impact this can have, the aim of this session is to give you tools to communicate with young people, helping them develop coping mechanisms and foster positive mindsets towards them.

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Teenage Mental Health: The challenges for care experienced people.     

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

The session delves into the lived experiences of teenagers in and leaving care, dissecting how their unique challenges intersect with mental health diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Guided by real-world scenarios and enriched by evidence, this session provides a foundational understanding of mental health concerning care-experienced individuals.

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Leaving Care: Supporting young people to transition out of care and into meaningful independence.     

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session aims to provide an overview of the wide-ranging challenges and opportunities of leaving care. We begin by understanding the systemic challenges that may make this transition especially difficult, navigating housing options, understanding benefits, gaining employment, and how they can often cancel, contradict or counteract each other.

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Messages in Behaviour: What Children Are Really Telling Us    

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

Participants will gain insights into how behaviours are formed and reinforced, and how young people develop their understanding of right and wrong. By examining the underlying factors and influences - such as parenting, peers and teachers, participants will be equipped with a more comprehensive understanding of children's behaviours, allowing for more effective support and intervention.

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Entering Care: The Real Reasons Children Enter Care   

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session 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.

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The Impact of Recording and Communication  

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

This session that explores how unconscious bias influences the recording and communication practices within social work.

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Trauma & Transitions  

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

The session explores primary school to secondary school transitions, entering and leaving the care system, and different age transitions for young people.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Parenting Styles

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

Throughout this session, participants will explore various adverse childhood experiences and their effects on children and young people.

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Two timetables – The demand of school & social care

  • Face to Face
  • On-demand
  • Virtual

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

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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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Our training 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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Looking for something else?

If we don’t have the training you are looking for in most cases we can develop something for you. Take a look at our subject areas and contact us to see how we can help.

Our courses offer insights into key subject areas, including:

  • Children in need
  • Children in care
  • Leaving care
  • Education
  • Youth engagement
  • Foster care
  • Residential care
  • Child development
  • Attachment
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Managing behaviour
  • Language and recording
  • Emotional regulation
  • Adverse childhood experiences
Trauma and Transitions Creating stability for children who have instability in their lives
What people say
What people say
Care Leavers Middlesbrough Children Matter Youth Voice Bucks The House Project Buckingham Council Department For Education Leeds City Council
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