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Getting more involved – project update winter 2017

A huge thank you goes out to the care experienced young people and professionals across Wales who have supported our project to develop our new e-guide for young people on the topic of health assessments. Seeing your LAC nurse and having a health assessment was an important issue to young people and we held a series of workshops across Wales to explore the issue further to talk more about children’s rights and well-being. Care experienced young people were able to ask key questions that they wanted answered – specifically around areas of consent and their rights to privacy. Our guide is designed for young people if they want to know more about their health assessments and what to expect. It can also be used by specialist LAC nurses and other health professionals who support care experienced young people.

It is now published and available online in both English and Welsh – you can check it out at www.childreninwales.org.uk/resources/looked-after-children

New training opportunities for professionals:

We are also working in partnership with Voices from Care to develop and deliver new training modules for professionals across the health and social care sector working with care experienced young people. We are proud that all courses will be co-delivered by young people who have been in the care system. Our approach to providing this training is supported by key principles which underpin the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 namely:

  • Co-production
  • Voice and control
  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Collaboration / Multi agency working
  • Well-being

All of our training is suitable for a multi-agency audience.

Our training brochure shows the sort of courses which will be available initially which can be accessed here

If you are keen to know more about the project or wish to work in partnership please contact Emma Sullivan – Development Officer