The following trainings are now available:
What is it like to live in residential children’s homes? Hear from our Young Commissioners, as they take you on a journey of what life was like for them when growing up in care. Conversations will be kept creative- so have your felt tips at the ready! This training will explore the importance of relationships, particularly drawing out the qualities and traits in people most valued by those in care. By the end of the session, you will feel confident and able to develop stronger relationships with the young people you are caring for.
Let’s face it, it’s tough growing up, but it’s even tougher for young people who are growing up in care. Our Young Commissioners will explore this deeper, as they help you to unravel some of the thoughts and feelings a young person may have when entering a children’s home for the first time. They will share with you their top tips for supporting the young people you care for; particularly focusing on well-being and selfcare. By the end of the session, you will leave with an enhanced understanding of transitions, confidentiality, permanence, and boundaries in relation to a young person’s mental health.
The words we use in social care can make a child or young person feel empowered or invisible. This session explores the importance of language and the emotional impact words and labelling can have on a young person’s identity. Our Young Commissioners will talk you through some of their preferred alternative words and phrases- all jargon free! You will leave the session feeling mindful around the terminology you use and confident to challenge the language used by others, as we move towards a language that really cares.