Safeguarding Young Carers (Enhanced) and Champions training

Date & Time:

Tuesday 30 January 2018 (09:30 - 16:30)

Venue:

County Hall, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND

Detail:

The new ten-year National Carers Strategy vision states that those professionals most regularly in contact with young carers and their families should have the knowledge required to identify problems early on and thus encourage young carers to come forward for the help needed.

Aim:

To enable professionals to be better equipped to identify where caring is taking place, the impact of that caring on the child, and what support is available to minimise the impact. Upon completion of the training day you will become a Young Carers Champion. As a Young Carers Champion you will be responsible for cascading information to your fellow team members and be the Young Carers Champion Lead in your organisation.

Objectives of the Course:

To be able to identify who are the young carers amongst the children and families you work with.

Be able to measure the level of caring activity for the young carer and better understand the impact of the caring upon them.

Understand the legal framework around young carers and recent developments in this area.

Know what support is available to young carers at every level of need within Oxfordshire.

To recognise the impact of caring on their development and well-being 

To understand the increased risk to young carers from parental issues 

To understand the barriers young carers face 

To understand the role we all have in keeping young carers ‘safe’

Promote the importance of multi-agency working and cooperation 

Understand the importance of speaking / listening to children alone

Show a greater awareness of the number of young carers within Oxfordshire and the role they play in the families

This course has been revised following the publication of the serious case review into child sexual exploitation in Oxfordshire:
Our most recent case reviews have highlighted the vulnerability and needs of young carers, that professionals often don’t realise what children are experiencing and that sometimes this lack of normality, safe boundaries and childhood can have long-lasting and devastating impact.

Places Available:

16

Booking:

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Further Information:

Enquiries:

OSCB Team oscb.training@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Trainer:

OSCB Specialist Trainers

Venue Details:

County Hall, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND

(01865 815843 / oscb.training@oxfordshire.gov.uk)

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