Hear Me: Training for professionals

Hear me training provides a unique insight into the care system by those who understand it the best, the young people who have grown up in care.

What is Hear Me?

The course has been developed and delivered by those who know what it is like to be a child in care, our young people. It is an essential course for anyone who works with children in care or makes decisions affecting their lives.

The young people will take participants through a series of practical activities, presentations and discussions that will provide an insight into what life is like being a child in care. Challenging assumptions that are made about the care experiences of young people.

It concentrates on the skills needed when working with children who use services – active listening, effective communication, observation and report writing.

The course gives participants time to think about young people as individuals, not as case numbers. It also provides an insight into the experiences of young people who use their services.

What do professionals say about the course? 

"This has been an excellent day which really makes me think about my work with children and young people in care and questions some of our routine practice." A looked after nurse. 

Find out more

If you are interested and would like more information about our Hear Me training or would like to book a training session please call Tracey Cusack on 01302 736558 or email Tracey.Cusack@DCStrust.co.uk

“She had been happy with you as the social work manager because you “had time for children.”

Reported comments of a looked after child made during a meeting

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