Participation and Voices Training

Particiation and Voices Training

This course is part of Wakefield's Participation Strategy for Looked After Children that aims to promote the voice of looked after children and young people in their individual care planning and offer opportunities for influencing policy and service development.

The course offers a unique opportunity to be trained directly by young people who are either in care or have experienced care in the past. The training is aimed at a cross section of people who have responsibilities in providing or developing services such as Elected Members, Senior and Middle Managers, Social Workers, Carers and workers from other settings such as Education and Health.


A large part of the course focuses on developing foster carers and this is a course that you do want to attend! Wakefield Council supports this training and its responsibility as corporate parent to improving outcomes for all looked after children, young people and care leavers.


If you want to know more and get the next available training dates for 2014 please contact email
Update: New training date available - September & October 2014

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