Support Young People Leaving Care training

This online course covers all aspects of support for young people leaving care. We explain the statutory and legal frameworks that apply and the importance of a planned approach to maximise positive outcomes.

We evaluate their emotional responses to leaving care and how you can support them to make their own decisions about when to leave and where they will live. Living independently has many challenges. We explore how you can educate, support and prepare them for leaving the residential care setting and where they can access sources of information and advice.

We explore why they may visit the care setting after they have left and how you can continue to support them in the future. We provide lots of information and links to organisations that can provide information and sources of support for young people leaving care and there are videos to watch along the way.

  • 1.1 Describe the statutory and legal frameworks that apply to young people when they leave care
  • 1.2 Explain how to give support in a way that balances legal duties of care
  • 1.3. Explain the importance of a planned and phased approach to fulfil the duty of care
  • 2.1 Describe common emotional responses to change and uncertainty about the future
  • 3.1 Explain why young people in residential care may have additional reasons for anxiety
  • 3.2 Explain the emotional importance of having somewhere that is ‘home’
  • 3.3 Explain the importance of team members conveying confidence and aspiration for the future
  • 3.4 Describe strategies to reduce anxiety for young people preparing to leave care
  • 4.1 Support young people to understand at what point they will be expected to move on
  • 4.2 Support young people to explore their own views, perceptions and choices about leaving care
  • 4.3 Support young people to understand the potential outcomes of their choices
  • 4.4 Support young people to recognise society norms as they explore their plans
  • 4.5 Challenge practice that excludes young people from planning their move from care
  • 4.6 Source information and support designed for young people leaving care
  • 5.1 Explain why practical support and advice for leaving care is a long term risk
  • 5.2 Support young people to access sources of information and advice on
  • 5.3 Support young people to plan for a future income
  • 5.4 Provide young people with information about how to manage personal finances
  • 5.5 Provide young people with information to prepare them to manage and maintain accommodation
  • 5.6 Prepare plans with young people that will assist them in maintaining their own health
  • 5.7 Work with young people to ensure that they can shop for, store and prepare food
  • 6.1 Use active listening skills to engage with with YP when they express views or concerns
  • 6.2 Communicate reassurance and confidence to the young person about their capacity to succeed
  • 6.3 Support young people to plan and prepare for their future social life and relationships
  • 6.4 Encourage young people to maintain positive relationships
  • 6.5 Support YP to understand how resilience can help them face challenges and disappointments
  • 6.6 Provide information about where young people can find support if they feel isolated or lonely
  • 7.1 Support young people to develop skills in how to assess risks to their personal safety
  • 7.2 Support young people to understand ways to minimise risks
  • 7.3 Support young people to understand sources of information and support available to them
  • 8.1 Identify reasons why a young person may visit the care setting after they have left
  • 8.2 Explain why it is important to welcome YP who choose to visit after they have left
  • 8.3 Describe ways to reassure YP they continue to be valued in the setting after they have left
  • 8.4 Explain the importance of signposting young people to sources of support that address any issues
This course has been designed specifically for people working with young people and provides focus on residential settings. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about young people leaving care. The training course provides content to support qualification units relating to residential childcare. We offer our courses for your LMS as SCORM files. Depending on the scope of what you need there may be a charge for this. Please connect to discuss it with us.
The online version of this course will take 45 Minutes to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

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Support Young People Leaving Care eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Support Young People Leaving Care course

By the end of the training course, you will:

  • Understand the statutory and legal frameworks in relation to young people who are leaving care
  • Understand emotional responses to change
  • Understand young people’s emotional responses about leaving care
  • Be able to support young people to plan their move from care
  • Be able to prepare young people for practical aspects of daily living as they leave care
  • Be able to support young people with the emotional challenges of leaving care
  • Be able to prepare young people to manage personal risks when they have moved on from care
  • Understand how to provide a continued welcome in the care setting after young people have left

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