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Helping a child make sense of his or her past is an important part of a practitioner’s role in working with children and young people. Being able to do this sensitively and effectively will help the child cope with current uncertainties, develop a clearer sense of identity and contribute to plans for their future. This course has been developed with reference to the latest research, legislation, standards and good practice and the delivery of knowledge and skills is designed to take account of a wide range of different learning styles.

Who is Direct Work and Voice of the Child aimed at?

Social workers and others who care for or work with children and young people. These could include residential care workers, foster carers. The course would also benefit teachers and those who work with children in health settings.

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, delegates will:- 

  • Understand how we engage with children at the 5 different levels and how to achieve the most effective outcomes in our direct work with the children and young people
  • Have an understanding of why direct work with children and young people is important to our roles as social workers and how this influences the interventions that we undertake
  • Know what a “good” looks like in terms of engagement with a child and how to engage them in our work
  • Have better understanding of how the needs of the child will affect the work that you will be undertaking and what tools you may use
  • Making sure that we safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and young people in the direct work we undertake with them
  • Be aware of tools, resources and exercises that you can undertake with a child/young person to encourage engagement
  • Be confident in how to deal with a disclosure effectively; while taking into account the child’s needs and safeguarding issues

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