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Young Carers Awareness Training

September – November 2017

Aim of the session

This is a 2-hour multi-agency training programme delivered by Imago Young Carers on behalf of Kent County Council as part of its commitment to safeguard vulnerable children. This training session will focus on resilience, confidence building, improved wellbeing for young people and their families, and promoting the early intervention and prevention of inappropriate caring roles for young carers.  The aims of the course are as follows:

  • to create Young Carer awareness amongst practitioners and other agencies in contact with young carers or their families
  • identify young carers
  • provide essential updates on changes in legislation – Care Act 2014  and Children and Families Act 2014
  • be clear of the potential impact of being a young carer (‘Hidden From View’- Children’s Society Research report 2013 )
  • be clear of the local referral pathways and support available to Young Carers

Learning outcomes

  • understand the potential impact of being a young carer and can identify those “hidden from view”
  • aware of how to provide support for Young Carers transitioning from childhood into adulthood
  • be clear of the local referral pathways and support available to Young Carers
  • understand the reasons that children undertake inappropriate levels of care may be complex and that to resolve them may require a multi-faceted approach to resolve
  • recognise procedures need to be in place so that the same principles are followed whatever route is taken to gain access to an assessment and to other services.
  • recognise that timely effective assessments of both the person who need scare and the whole family could prevent a child undertaking inappropriate levels of care in the first place

Audience

Professionals and Practitioners in regular contact, directly or indirectly with young people, from service managers to front line workers across children and adult’s services in Kent including education, social care, youth, health, private, and the voluntary and community sectors.

There are 12 sessions available during September – November 2017.  There is a maximum of 30 spaces available per session allocated on a first come-first served basis

  • Ashford - Friday 3rd November, 10:00 - 12.30
  • Canterbury – Wednesday 6th September, 14:00-16:30
  • Dartford – Wednesday 20th September, 10:00 - 12.30
  • Dover – Friday 8th September, 10:00 - 12.30
  • Gravesham – Thursday 5th October, 14:00-16:30
  • Maidstone – Tuesday 10th October, 10-12.30
  • Sevenoaks – Tuesday 7th November, 10:00 - 12.30
  • Shepway – Monday 16th October, 14:00-16:30
  • Swale – Thursday 26th October, 10-12.30
  • Tonbridge & Malling – Friday 22nd September, 10:00 - 12.30
  • Tunbridge Wells – Thursday 16th November, 14-16:30
  • Thanet – Tuesday 21st November, 10:00 - 12.30

 

To book please visit the following link - https://imagocommunity.typeform.com/to/PBpSWg

We also offer bespoke training for larger groups at your school/workplace.  For more information please contact hello@imago.community   or call us on 01892 530330

Community Surgery Showfields

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Community surgery is held by Kersti Hill, and is a place for residents of Showfields, Ramslye and Broadwater to speak about any issues that they may have in their community, or where they can get help with setting up projects, clubs or events that would be beneficial to the people that live in their area.