This course explores the importance of life story work for children separated from their family of origin. It can help them to make some sense of their past and their present in order to move into the future with confidence.
Life Story work involves gathering together facts about the child’s life in a creative way resulting in a reassuring record of who they are and where they come from. It is a key tool in promoting their sense of identity and self-worth.
- To understand the importance of foster carer records & reasons for recording information
- Gain clarity about roles in recording and what should be recorded
- Consider legal & other issues in receiving, giving and storing information
- Gain knowledge in local and national guidance and best practice
- To reflect on own practice
- To know how to enable children and young people to participate in record keeping and keeping memorabilia
This course is for Foster Carers and Adopters as well as their Supervising Social Workers. It is also suitable for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.