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Life Story Work Training

Up to 25 people in a session

Participants are required to have their cameras on for an interactive experience.

Maximum of two people per screen

Sessions are recorded for quality assurance purposes. They are only viewed by SCTS staff and deleted within 14 days.

Life Story Work – Advanced (Zoom)

From: £345.00 3 hours


This training provides guidance on crucial planning, required skill sets, and best practice techniques for carers.

The course will outline how to effectively facilitate work with young people appropriately and apply correct processes to achieve positive outcomes. This course explores the importance of life story work for children separated from their family of origin. It can help them make sense of their past and present to move confidently into the future.

Life Story work involves gathering facts about the child's life creatively, resulting in a reassuring record of who they are and where they come from. It is a critical tool in promoting their sense of identity and self-worth.

Learning Aims:

  1. Review what we mean by life story work for carers and reflect on your practice.
  2. Explore effective methods and techniques used in life story work
  3. Identify the required skills for workers to be effective.
  4. Gain knowledge in local and national guidance and best Practices
  5. To know how to enable children and young people to participate in record keeping and keeping memorabilia.
  6. Explored opportunities to actively integrate all aspects of a child/young person into their life story, including race, gender, age, culture, disability and religion
  7. Considered the impact of child development, attachment and trauma when undertaking life story work
  8. Explored the child's internalisation of adult messages
  9. Enhanced skills in communicating with children, including the use of a variety of tools, including genograms, stories, CD-ROMs and games
  10. Considered practical approaches to creating life story books through the Joy Rees Model and others
  11. Examined examples of life storybooks
  12. Support social workers to explain harrowing life stories to children and young people
  13. To understand the importance of carer records & reasons for recording information.
  14. Gain clarity about roles in recording and what should be recorded
  15. Consider legal & other issues in receiving, giving and storing information.


Format: This is a live training session delivered through "Zoom". It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussions.

Hand-outs & Certificates: Downloadable hand-outs and certificates will be provided.

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Advanced Training

This option is aimed at an audience with prior knowledge of the subject and isn’t suitable for.  Those that are new to the subject would be better with our standard course.

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Need more time?

We recognise that sometimes groups need more time for discussions and group work. This can mean that a two-hour session is just not long enough to explore the curriculum and engage in question and answer sessions. So we are you offering the opportunity to extend the session by an hour to allow your trainees the chance to explore the curriculum fully!


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Zoom Training

These sessions can be accessed from a phone or laptop.

They are nothing like e-learning! The training is live and interactive. Participants can ask and answer questions just as they would in face-to-face training.