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Training for leaving care personal assistants

CPD-accredited training designed especially for leaving care personal assistants, facilitated by Lived Experience Leaders.
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We provide training that gives leaving care personal advisors and practitioners an understanding of lived experiences.

 

Our lived experience leaders provide training that helps leaving care personal advisors and practitioners understand the experiences of children in social care and learn the skills to better support them.

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Face-to-Face & Virtual Courses

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Recording of Leaving Care

  • Live

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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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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Recording of Children’s Social Care & School

  • Live

Thissession that aims to help participants recognise the clashes and adverse impacts that occur between social care and school systems, with a focus on the impact this has on the well-being and educational achievements of 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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18th Jan | 10:00 Live: Child Development & Adult Mental Health

  • Live

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

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14th Dec | 10:00 Live: Leaving care

  • Live

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

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9th Nov | 10:00 Live: Endings

  • Live

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

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Recording of Transitions

  • Live

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

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Afternoon Sessions

This Course consists of all the Afternoon sessions

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West Sussex | Live Events with Lived Experience Leaders

  • Live

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

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18th Jan | 19:00 Live: Child Development & Adult Mental Health

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

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14th Dec | 19:00 Live: Leaving care

  • Live

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

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9th Nov | 19:00 Live: Endings

  • Live

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

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4th May | 19:00 Live: Messages in Behaviour – What children are really telling us

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

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13th Apr | 19:00 Live: Attachment: How we develop and form attachments

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

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9th Nov | 15:30 Live: Endings

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

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Recording of Relationships: The people within children’s social care

  • Live

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

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Recording of Attachment: How we develop and form attachments

  • Live

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

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18th Jan | Live: Becoming Independent

  • Live

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

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18th Jan | 15:30 Live: Child Development & Adult Mental Health

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

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7th Sept | Live: Unconscious Bias

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

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13th Jul | Live: Abuse, Neglect and Trauma

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

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4th May | Live: Attachment, Behaviour and Parenting

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

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Session 5 | Jun 15th | 15:45 | The Impact of Communication | Cohort 3

  • Live

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

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Session 4 | Jun 8th | 15:45 | Children’s Social Care | Cohort 3

  • Live

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

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Session 3 | May 25th | 15:45 | Trauma and Transitions | Cohort 3

  • Live

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

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Session 2 | May 18 | 15:45 | Messages in Behaviour | Cohort 3

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

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Session 1 | May 11th | 15:45 | Adverse Childhood Experiences | Cohort 3

  • Live

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

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Session 1 | Mar 15th | 15:45 | Adverse Childhood Experiences | Cohort 2

  • Live

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

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Session 6 | Jun 22 | 15:45 | Two Timetables | Cohort 3

  • Live

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

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Session 4 | Feb 21st | 15:45 | Children’s Social Care | Cohort 1

  • Live

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

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Session 5 | Feb 28th | 15:45 | The Impact of Communication | Cohort 1

  • Live

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

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Session 3 | Feb 7th | 15:45 | Trauma and Transitions | Cohort 1

  • Live

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

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Session 2 | Jan 31st | Messages in Behaviour | Cohort 1

  • Live

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

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Session 2 | Mar 22nd | 15:45 | Messages in Behaviour | Cohort 2

  • Live

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

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Session 3 | Mar 29th | 15:45 | Trauma and Transitions | Cohort 2

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

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Session 5 | Apr 26th | 15:45 | The Impact of Communication | Cohort 2

  • Live

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

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Session 4 | April 19th | 15:45 | Children’s Social Care | Cohort 2

  • Live

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

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Session 6 | May 3rd | Two Timetables | Cohort 2

  • Live

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

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Session 1 | Jan 24th | Adverse Childhood Experiences | Cohort 1

  • Live

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

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Two timetables – School and Social Care

  • Live

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

  • Live

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

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Recording of The impact of recording and communication: Unconscious Bias

  • Live

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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The Impact of Communication – Trauma, attachment and unconscious bias

  • Live

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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Recording of Messages in Behaviour – What children are really telling us

  • Live

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

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

  • Live

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

  • Live

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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14th Dec | 15: 30 Live: Leaving care

  • Live

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

  • Live

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

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Recording of Entering Care

  • Live

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

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Children’s Social Care – The people and services

  • Live

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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Recording of Children in Need – Born to love and be loved

  • Live

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

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Recording: ACE’s and Parenting Styles

  • Live

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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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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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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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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Two timetables – School and Social Care

  • On-demand

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.

Read More

The Impact of Communication – Trauma, attachment and unconscious bias

  • On-demand

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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Children’s Social Care – The people and services

  • On-demand

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

  • On-demand

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

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Adverse Childhood Experiences – Born to love and be loved.

  • On-demand

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

  • Keynote

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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Leading care – Redefining the narrative of leaving care

  • Keynote

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

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Children in Need – Born to love and be loved

  • On-demand

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

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Entering Care – The real reasons children enter care

  • On-demand

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

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Messages in Behaviour – What children are really telling us

  • On-demand

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

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The impact of recording – How recording causes stigma

  • On-demand

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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Two timetables – The demands of school and social care

  • On-demand

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

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Leaving care – Why young people disappear

  • On-demand

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

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

  • Keynote

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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  • A variety of topics

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

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    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.

    Reflective learning

    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.

    Engaging materials

    Our courses offer downloadable resources and other tools to keep the audience engaged.

    CPD-accredited

    All of our courses are CPD-accredited.

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    Our training is for:

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    • Children in Need – Born to Love and Be Loved

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

    • Adverse Childhood Experiences – What They Are and How to Support Young People Experiencing Them

      This session explores adverse childhood experiences including divorce, separation, difficulties in families and the impact it has on a child’s development.

    • Messages in Behaviour – What Children Are Really Telling Us

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

    • Attachment, Behaviour and Parenting – How Children’s Attachment and Behaviour are Learnt From Their Parenting

      This session helps you understand the impact a child’s parenting has on their development, attachment styles and behaviour.

    • Entering Care – The Real Reasons Children Enter Care

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

    • Abuse, Neglect and Trauma – Children and Trauma

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

    • Impact of Recording – How Statutory Recording Can Cause Stigma

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

    • Unconscious Bias: Understanding and Overcoming Unconscious Bias

      This session explores the different types of unconscious bias, the impact our behaviour, decision making, and how to mitigate the impact of bias.

    • Children’s Social Care and School – The Demands of School and Social Care

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

    • Personality Development – How We Become Who We Are

      This session looks at how personalities are developed. With a focus on childhood experiences, we will explore how children develop their social skills, morals and learn how to behave.

    • Leaving Care – Why Young People Disappear

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

    • Becoming Independent – How to Support Young People Post-18

      This session explores the practical and emotional issues young people face when becoming independent, and what you can do to support them.

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