Care experienced children: understanding and supporting children and young people looked after and care leavers
Members £0 | Non-members £0
|Date: 08-09-2021||Location: Online|
|Organiser: Children in Wales|
9:30am – 3:30pm
This course will help practitioners to gain a greater understanding of how to support children and young people who have been in care.
The outcomes for this course are to:
- Gain an understanding of the care system in Wales, and what professionals are likely to be involved
- Understand the legislative and policy framework aimed at improving outcomes for looked after children
- Explore the possible journeys into and out of care, including what happens at the age 18
- Identify the range of living arrangements that a looked after child might be in
- Explain the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and trauma in the short and long term
- Identify the specific needs of young people in care and care leavers
- Consider the sensitivities of sharing information with others, including social workers, foster carers and birth parents.
The course is aimed at practitioners working directly with care experienced children in a range of settings. This includes family support, youth work, playwork, teaching, outdoor and arts activities.