My Life Through Care

Webinar: Microsoft Teams, Teams
Event Tutors
Blanche Duffy
Admin Contact
HR Workforce Development (
Target Audience
Adopters / CAH Staff / Connected Carers / Foster Carers / GP's / Health Practitioners / Manager / Other / Schools / SGO's / Short Break Carers / Social Care Staff / Voluntary Sector Workers
target audience
Event Types
Webinar, Online Course, Course (daytime)
Course categories
Adopters and Foster Carers / Children and Young People / Equality and Diversity
Adopters and Foster Carers subcategories
CS4 - Equality and Diversity / Professional Development
Children and Young People subcategories
Children's Social Care / Early Years / Mental Health / Safeguarding Children / Sexual Health and Relationships / Single Assessment Framework (Early Help)
Equality and Diversity subcategories
Equality and Diversity
Event description


 Join us for this brand new course exploring the experiences of two care experienced people. The aim of these two session is to help adults understand and connect with the needs and experiences of children and young people in care, leaving care and beyond. This is a superb opportunity for practitioners to learn from those with experience of being in care to support the development of their skills and practice. This is a two session course and participants will need to attend both sessions.

The first session will be led by a young person currently within service in South Gloucestershire, they will be sharing their story, offering a reflective space for practitioners as well as practical tips and guidance on working with young people as well as an opportunity to answer questions.

The second session will be led by Kathy, Kathy and her family were involved in social services for the duration of her childhood. As an adolescent, Kathy was accommodated by the local authority. Kathy’s story is both inspirational and instructive for social care professionals. This session will include:

 Personal narrative and how the stories we are told and tell about ourselves and others impact on our reality and life chances.

Education not necessarily academic, as a route out of a challenging start.

Challenging the damaged goods myth (individual and system based).

Normalising difficult emotions routed in trauma. Building confidence in emotional tolerance and therefore self- esteem

Learning outcomes

 To give insight and consideration to the impact of being in care has on identity formation in adolescence through to adulthood.

A space to reflect on myths that perpetuate about care experienced people and a chance to consider unconscious biases and prejudice in your practice and thinking.

To give practitioners an insight into the lived experience of being in care, practice issues and current challenges.

To help practitioners think beyond the immediate outcomes and challenges for children and young people and consider longer term aspirations.

A chance to consider the impact of trauma within a care experienced person’s journey into and through adulthood.
Start Date
Friday 2 July 2021
End Date
Friday 2 July 2021
Closing Date
Thursday 1 July 2021
09:30 - 12:00
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event