Meeting the Needs of Children in Care

This course is an overview of the needs of young people in public care and provides examples of how these needs can be met. This is the group of young people who are highly vulnerable to becoming adults who are in prison, on the street or experiencing mental health needs. Despite this their needs too often continue not to be met and they are very likely to be excluded or placed in special settings.

Course Category

Meeting emotional needs
Inclusion
Parents and Carers
Behaviour and Relationships

Description

This course is an overview of the needs of young people in public care and provides examples of how these needs can be met. This is the group of young people who are highly vulnerable to becoming adults who are in prison, on the street or experiencing mental health needs. Despite this their needs too often continue not to be met and they are very likely to be excluded or placed in special settings.

The day gives those present opportunities to reflect on their attitudes and practice in relation to the inclusion of looked after young people and draws on recent research to inform practice. A powerful day full of insights and involving direct inputs from a young man who has survived the care system. A moving, challenging and yet practical day.

Testimonials

‘Great to have a day with a real psychological perspective and lots of useful ideas’??

‘Great to hear it from someone who has been there, lived it.’?

‘The day had a big impact on my attitudes and practice’

‘Informative and interesting , particularly enhanced by Philip’s (care survivor) presence’

Learning Objectives

  1. Increased confidence regarding developing inclusive practice around looked after pupils
  2. Access to a wider range of practical strategies to impact on behaviour problems
  3. Deeper understanding of core values surrounding the inclusion of underachieving looked after pupils
  4. Opportunity to reflect on professional attitudes and behaviour towards carers and looked after pupils
  5. New skills and processes to make inclusion and achievement more successful

Who Is It For ?

  • Teachers, designated teachers
  • Social workers
  • Residential social workers
  • Foster carers
  • Education support services
  • Local Authority Managers
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Youth Workers

Course Content

The course answers the questions :

  • What can we do for looked after pupils?
  • How can we build resilience?
  • How can we improve achievement for looked after young people?
  • What does their inclusion have to do with me?

This workshop will explore:

  • Story so far – educational underachievement, social exclusion
  • Causes of underachievement and social exclusion
  • Current initiatives
  • Case studies
  • Multi-agency working
  • Corporate Parenting
  • Designated Teachers
  • Personal Education Plans
  • Resilience – factors promoting success
  • Peer support/mentoring
  • Young people’s views
  • Circles of adults
  • MAPS and PATH
  • Circles of friends

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Contact Us

Colin Newton

0115 955 6045

Doug and Maggie

01473 437590

dnewton123@ntlworld.com

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Address

48 Whittingham Road
Mapperley
Nottingham
NG3 6BJ