Developing services for looked-after children
and young people

A practical training course for people working in museums, galleries, libraries and archives and other cultural and arts organisations.

The course examines the needs of looked-after children and young people and explores strategies for supporting them effectively.

Course objectives:

  • to provide a greater understanding of looked-after children and young people
  • to extend awareness of their needs in relation to the cultural sector
  • to identify barriers to use, and to begin to find ways to dismantle these
  • to identify appropriate programmes, events and partnerships
  • to explore successful family learning strategies
  • to share good policy and practice
  • to identify ways to develop and sustain effective provision

Delegates on the course receive comprehensive information packs.

This course is facilitated jointly by Anne Harding and John Vincent. John is the Networker for The Network and an independent trainer, consultant and lecturer specialising in social exclusion. He is highly regarded for his work relating to looked-after children.

Anne and John are happy to adapt this training to local needs.

What people say about this course

Really practical and v. inspiring.

Brilliant course. I really love the opportunity to see what everyone is doing in different sectors. Good mix of information and time to plan and think around barriers.

We received useful background information and it was extremely useful to have the practical session on setting up a project involving looked-after children and young people because it forced you to apply what we have learned earlier in the session. The handouts and course layout were great!

Very useful course and great discussions. Case study very helpful too. Very engaging trainers who led great sharing sessions.

Useful and interesting day which has helped consolidate existing ideas of how to work with LAC, but also to consider new ideas and streamlining of processes.
Really useful case study.

Very interesting and inspiring to hear about the work that is happening around the country. It was good to think about the issues especially to find out about partnership working and what was available e.g. designated teachers and virtual schools.

A brilliant day - lots of very practical information, and good discussion. It was particularly helpful and stimulating to have participants from different sectors.

I have learnt lots about what ‘looked after children’ actually means. And case studies from other organisations and networking has been very useful.

Gained a huge understanding of the difficulties looked after children may face day to day.

Excellent facilitation from organisers who were clearly interested and passionate and useful banks of knowledge about other projects in the sector.

I found this course very useful and it has given me the confidence to work in this area in the future. It provided useful info but was also practical.

The course provided information on skills needed to forming partnerships as well as how to build a successful project for LAC and their families, and how to do it without breaking the bank!