Supporting Young People Leaving Care training

The majority of young people leaving care are teenagers. The teenage years are developmentally and socially turbulent even within the most secure of backgrounds. Supporting Young People Leaving Care provides professional insight and guidance on the very specific circumstances facing looked after children moving on to the next stage of their independence.

In our society, which is becoming increasingly more complicated in terms of roles, social norms, relationships and identity (including those online), it can be tremendously difficult for a young person to find a place to start their adult, independent life in the world. Many young people who have lived in different care settings with attachment breaks in their history will find it hard to trust and attach to adults in new situations such as the work place. The Supporting Young People Leaving Care course will ensure that you know what support is available to young people leaving care and how best to ensure a seamless transition.

This course will cover:
  • Core legislation (Children Leaving Care Act), regulations and strategy guidance
  • The reality and risks facing care leavers
  • How to best support care-experienced young people in their preparations to leave the care system
  • Practical skills to support the children you care for on their journey from care to independence
  • What young people need from you to help them move on to independence successfully
  • The Staying Put policy
  • The rights of young people leaving the care system
  • What to expect from the local authority
  • The importance of the Pathway Plan for care leavers
This Supporting Young People Leaving Care course is for people who want to know more about supporting young people during their transition to the next stage of independence. Whilst it provides focus for people working in Children's Services, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who work with vulnerable young people. We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. However, if you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 2 hours 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.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

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Access this course as part of the following online course bundle(s):

Supporting Young People Leaving Care eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Supporting Young People Leaving Care course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand the psychosocial needs of teenagers and the complex issues of young people leaving care
  • Understand the New Care Leaver Strategy and other relevant legislation
  • Be aware of benefit entitlements and crisis payments
  • Understand the reality and risks
  • Be informed of help-lines and useful information

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