Young People in the Lead
What young people from care and custody want you to know before you work with them: a suite of resources co-created with young people
Young people told us that they would like to be involved in training practitioners about the needs of young people who have been in care or custody. So we listened. Then we gave them a budget and a project coordinator.
Through the resources in this section, they share their views on what good support looks like, and how to build effective relationships with young people who find it hard to trust.
Using These Resources
These resources are provided free of charge and have been designed to be useful to anyone who encounters young people in the course of their work. They were created to help improve understanding and awareness of the issues which face children and young people involved in the care and custody systems. They do not assume any specialist knowledge and are designed to be accessible to practitioners across all sectors, not just those working in health and social care. The resources will also be relevant for working with other children and young people impacted by trauma.
These short training modules consist of PowerPoint presentations with trainer’s notes included on each slide. They do not require prior knowledge of the subject and can be delivered with a minimum amount of preparation. These sessions are ideal as introductions to the subjects to stimulate further thinking and investigation.
Take a look at our short guide How to Deliver Training Modules for more info.
Facts About Care & Custody
Useful statistics about young people in care and custody, and a simple overview of the statutory services they should have access to.
Trauma Informed Working
An introduction to the principles of trauma informed work, and to the Trauma Recovery Model.
This workshop explores how to support young people to build trusting relationships, and the part values play in our perceptions of one another.
Explore the ideas of empowerment and independence, and how these can mean different things to different people.
Spaces and Places
Take a journey with a young person visiting the job centre for the first time, and experience the challenges this presents from their point of view.
We need to understand our own boundaries in order to support young people to develop their own. This quiz based session is designed to stimulate discussion and help professionals find consensus.
Consultation and Participation
Do we really want young people to be involved in designing our services? A thought provoking workshop based around Hart’s Ladder of Participation.
Why is staff wellbeing important, and what can we do to improve it? This interactive session includes a wellbeing audit activity and a chance to generate wellbeing ideas that will work for you.