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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.

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