This is training that is run by young people in care/care leavers, who are keen to share experiences with professionals who work with young people in care, and the training is aimed to let you see things from a young person’s perspective, and look at rights and the voice of the young person in the care process.
Anyone such as foster carers, social workers, residential workers, child care officers can book on total respect training which is delivered/facilitated by young people.
Two care leavers delivered this training, to a mixed group of professionals; here is their comments/feedback:
Mel– Really enjoyed today and listening to the foster carers/social workers point of views. I was able to develop my confidence
Chloe– Good to give views across and let them know what it’s really like having been in care. This helped build my confidence too.
Feedback from participants on the course:
“An interesting day- lovely to hear it from a young people. A proud moment for you both although it looks like you both have had a lot of input into making a difference- your role model Claire is amazing support- well done all”
“Really enjoyed this session especially all the activities. I came to listen to young people and you have been inspirational. As a new social worker, I will be taking on board everything you have taught me. Claire is an amazing “teacher” felt very engaged in the session, best bit- ALL”
“2 very brave young care leavers willing to talk about their experiences and a trainer who clearly knew the girls, their capabilities, likes and dislikes- well done. Great length course and good activities, very thought provoking!”
“Good mix of professionals attended/good discussions and information sharing”.