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We offer practical and affordable training to organisations that work with looked-after young people and care leavers. We also offer workshops for groups of young people.

 

Training for professionals working with looked-after young people

 

Our training is designed in collaboration with care-experienced young people to ensure their voices and opinions are heard.  They may also be involved in the co-delivery of the training sessions.  This method enables the professionals on the course to gain a better understanding of being in care and how it can be improved.

 

Training sessions can be delivered online or at your venue/site once restrictions relating to the Covid pandemic have been lifted.   Face-to-face delivery will usually take place in a full-day or half-day format.  Our training team is happy to adopt a flexible approach to online delivery based on guided learning hours, with courses being split into sessions on different dates, if this if your preference.

 

Our most popular courses are detailed below but we are also happy to develop bespoke training packages to suit the needs of your organisation.

Supporting Care-Experienced Young People on their Journey to Higher Education Bitesize Course

This bitesize training event provides helpful information about the process of applying to university for care experienced young people and how to ensure they are supported onto and during their HE journey. By the end of the session participants will be able to identify how to help young people overcome the potential barriers; have greater knowledge of the UCAS application process; and have a wider understanding statutory and local entitlements relating to HE.

Understanding & Supporting Care-Experienced Young People Through Transitions Short Course

This event explores the various transition phases in the care journey and how to manage them effectively. By the end of this session participants will identify the challenges that young people face during transition periods and be equipped with knowledge and tools to be able to support children and young people effectively at these times.

Language Matters Bitesize Course

This bitesize training session explores the terminology often used within the care system and the impact this may have on care experienced young people. By the end of the session participants will have been exposed to alternatives suggested by care experienced young people, enabling them to ensure the way they communicate is accessible, clear and sensitive and that they are equipped to use language that empowers young people rather than stigmatising them.

An Introduction to the Rights and Entitlements of Care-Experienced Young People Bitesize Course

This bitesize training session highlights information on key legislation and the legal framework relating to care experienced young people, the difference between statutory and local offers and the routes available to challenge when things don’t go well. By the end of the session participants will be equipped to understand eligibility and entitlements in order to knowledgeably advise young people on their rights and to support them to access what they are entitled to.

        

Workshops for organisations

These are longer training sessions for organisations that work with looked-after children and young people. You can book onto our group courses via email.

Managing Transitions
Building Relationships with Children & Young People in Care
Empowering Young People In Care - A Coaching Approach
Ensuring the Rights & Entitlements of Children in Care and Young Care Leavers
Beginners’ Guide to Care

Please contact training@becomecharity.org.uk to discuss your organisation’s training requirements further and for information about pricing, and maximum/minimum group sizes. 

Workshops for young people

Become’s Support and Engagement Team offer workshops for groups of care experienced young people, developed to support them with both the practical and emotional challenges of being in or leaving care.

From Wed 24th February 2021, a free one-hour workshop for care experienced 16-25 year olds will take place fortnightly via Zoom, focusing on ‘Your Rights & Entitlements’. Workshops are available for group bookings subject to availability, terms and conditions.