Dates and times

Julia Davis will be leading face-to-face training sessions on the following dates:

2nd May 2024, 12th September 2024 & 16th January 2025

Each session will run from 09:30 to 14:00. This one-day course is designed for Foster Carers, Special Guardians, and all other staff across Children’s Services.

Target group
Course Information

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of Life Story work, offer an understanding of the practice issues involved in undertaking this work, and equip participants with resources and ideas to help them communicate difficult and sensitive issues effectively.

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of Life Story work in the life of a Looked After Child.
  • Identify the challenges and issues that need to be considered in Life Story work.
  • Develop skills in undertaking Life Story work and enhance competence in this area.
  • Learn how to effectively collect and present information for Life Story work.
  • Create life story books that are useful, valuable, and represent the child effectively.
  • Gain knowledge of how to work directly with children and young people to address themes of loss and trauma.
  • Learn methods of communication to address sensitive and difficult issues in an empathic and supportive manner.
  • Explore different approaches to accommodate developmental levels and additional needs in children and young people.
  • Understand how to co-create narratives with children and young people.
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