Course Overview

This is a half day classroom-based training session for people working with care leavers. The course is designed to aid understanding of the importance of adequate planning for children and young people leaving care. This course will cover the barriers that young people face, will introduce practical skills and tips to help overcome these and will share best practice for policy and procedural development. Learners will focus on the difficulties that care leavers face and how to best support care leavers with this. The course features a range of group work, activities and discussions to enhance learner skill development. This training session can be accessed via a link and is accessible from a range of devices including IOS and Android platforms.


This course offers a blended learning approach including a short scenario, a workbook, infographics and a classroom style training session.

Aims & Objectives

  • Define leaving care and introduce past practices and attitudes
  • Include factors that impact on leaving care experiences.
  • Describe Pathway Plans and give examples of how these link to Independence Plans.
  • Define the importance of Corporate Parenting
  • Introduce recent developments that could affect practice.
  • Provide learners with advice on how to support young care leavers.
  • Engage learners in reflective practices with the view to implement into their role.

Course Audience

Residential Care Workers, Health Care Workers, Social Care Workers, Children’s Centre Practitioners, Youth Workers

Course Duration

3 hours

Available Course Dates

Please click on the following dates to book onto a session:


This course is accredited by Open Awards ‘Badge of Excellence’

Course Price

The course price is £40 or 2 Credits

Course Curriculum

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