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Care Leavers

Blogs written by care leavers working with the West Sussex Leaving Care Service.

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Care Leavers – Meeting with Children’s Minister and Children’s Commissioner

Representatives from the Children in Care Council and Care Leavers group from West Sussex were invited to attend a roundtable meeting with the Children’s Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, on Wednesday 21st March, 5-6pm. – Read full blog.

Skills to Foster

A Care Leaver delivered a power-point presentation at Foster Carers Induction training, giving ‘top tips’ on how to treat young people in care when they first enter their home – Read full blog.

Total Respect – A Care Leavers Perspective

Total Respect is a course delivered by young people/care leavers to embed a young person perspective of being or been in care – Read full blog.

Youth Ambassadors Conference

Two care leavers were invited along to the “Youth Ambassadors Conference” organised by Sussex Police – Child Centred Policing – Read full blog.

Young People’s feedback on delivering Total Respect training to Professionals

Two Care leavers delivered the course “Total Respect”, which is a one day training course for professionals, foster carers and support workers – Read full blog.

Overnight Trip to Stedham Campsite for Duke of Edinburgh Award

A group of care leavers took part in a residential opportunity, which involved them learning the necessary needed for an expedition – Read full blog.

Bridging the Gap

One Care leaver attended the mental health event “Bridging the Gap” which was an event to discuss/debate and consult on services delivered to young people from children’s to adult services – Read full blog.

National Bench Marking Forum Celebration Event at Chelsea Football Club

Two care leavers attend the National Bench Marking Forum at Chelsea Football Club and give their accounts of the day – Read full blog.

Total Respect Training Feedback

Two care leavers delivered this training, to a mixed group of professionals – Read full blog.

Duke of Edinburgh – Children Looked After Expedition Taster Day

A group of care leavers participated in an “expedition taster day”, to find out which was their preferred mode of transport – Read full blog.

Skills to Foster – 11/11/16

A care leaver works with foster carers – Read full blog.

Police Mentoring Scheme

Care Leaver meets Chief Superintendent as part of the Police mentoring scheme – Read full blog.

Care Leavers – Young People’s National Benchmarking Forum

Today, we went to the Young people National Benchmarking Forum (YPNBF), where young people and professionals came together from different local authorities to discuss issues regarding care leavers – Read full blog.

Skills to Foster

What a young Care Leaver thought of delivering the Skills to Foster Course – Read full blog.

Care Leavers do Duke of Edinburgh

Care leavers in West Sussex met yesterday to think about their Gold D of E, what their interests are, aims of their expedition and things they didn’t like so much! – Read full blog.


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