Life Story Training (Foster Carer)

Date & Time:

Tuesday 10 March 2020 (09:30 - 16:30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA


Target Group / Level

All Foster Carers and LBS Social Workers and similar roles in Children’s Social Care.

Course Overview

This course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge that is needed to enable supportive, effective and time sensitive practice when they undertake Life Story Work with children and young people who are looked after as part adoption preparation.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will: 
• Understand what is meant by Life Story Work and the various methodologies which can be used to support the process, based on best evidence. 
• Be able to complete this work from the child’s perspective and understand the importance of child centred approaches to planning, including sensitivity about what is age appropriate. 
• Explored ways of working effectively with the child’s network throughout the process with professional principles and within an ethical framework taking account of a child’s diverse life experiences 
• Have an improved understanding about the importance of preparation, planning and materials. 
• Developed approaches and methods to engage children and young people who are hostile or resistant 
• Examined the methodology of life story work by practising tools and techniques. 
• Be able to recognise and understand the significance of ongoing life story work for all children in the care system 
• Gained confidence in using resources for facilitating a child’s memories and information about their care journey. 
• Be able to engage and undertake life story work with difficult to engage children and young people. 
• Be able to link practice with the knowledge and skills statements for approved child and family practitioners. 

Places Available:

Sector LimitAvailable
Education - Cognus0
Education - Early Years0
Education - Other0
Education - Schools/Colleges0
Foster CarerNo Limit
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age Disabilites0
LBS Other0
LBS People Adults - Admiral Nurses0
LBS People Adults - Carshalton Locality0
LBS People Adults - Clinical Health0
LBS People Adults - Heads of Service0
LBS People Adults - Hospital Pathway0
LBS People Adults - Learning Disabilities0
LBS People Adults - Other0
LBS People Adults - START0
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam Locality0
LBS People Adults - Transitions0
LBS People Adults - Wallington Locality0
LBS People Children's - Adoption and Permanence0
LBS People Children's - Blue Locality0
LBS People Children's - Children with Disabilities0
LBS People Children's - Court0
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant Director0
LBS People Children's - Early Help0
LBS People Children's - Fostering0
LBS People Children's - Green Locality0
LBS People Children's - Heads of Service0
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens Services0
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care Team0
LBS People Children's - Looked After Children0
LBS People Children's - MASH0
LBS People Children's - Other0
LBS People Children's - Placements0
LBS People Children's - QA0
LBS People Children's - RAS0
LBS People Children's - Red Locality0
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & Support0
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth Support0
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending Team0
NHS - Clinical Commissioning Group0
NHS - Community Services0
NHS - Hospital0
NHS - Other0
Private - Domiciliary Care0
Private - Nursing Home0
Private - Other0
Private - Residential Home0
Sutton Housing Partnership0


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Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)