Communicating with Children & Young People

Course Overview

Being able to support children and young people in talking about their feelings and experiences is an important part of being a foster carer. This course shows you how to use communication techniques that work by utilising basic counselling skills.

Target Audience

Foster Carers

How long is the Course?

9a.m. – 2p.m.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will have:

  • Revisited boundary setting with children and young people using a structured approach
  • Considered own understanding of communication and how you are communicating with children and young people as this will differ from communicating with adults
  • Considered how to use basic counselling skills in talking with children and young people
  • Explored the impact of attachment-driven responses in change work and in ability of children and young people to understand and change behaviours
  • Practised using questioning techniques to help children and young people to explore their situation and feelings



Hello! We are able to offer the vast majority of our courses online in a virtual classroom via your preferred video conferencing platform. All of our course contents have been updated to reflect the current COVID-19 situation. To enquire about any of our courses to be delivered online please go to our ‘Contact Us’ page