LIVE: Virtual Training Session

How Your Story Links with Theirs

In this session Prof. Maggie Atkinson will focus on connecting the lived experience of the children and young people concerned, with the lives lived by those professionals.

  • Prof. Maggie Atkinson

    Former Children's Commissioner for England
  • 21st November 2024

  • Virtual

    Via Zoom
  • 15:30

    Twilight hour
  • Recorded

    Available for 28 days.
*Webinar will begin at exactly 3:30pm - you will see the waiting screen until then.
Live training session

What you will learn?  

Addressing the unique challenges faced by VSHs and their staff, this session bridges the gap between care professionals and care-experienced children and young people.

We'll explore how to connect with their lived experiences while maintaining professional boundaries, fostering empathy, and ultimately, providing better support.

Learning Outcomes
Participants will have experienced, or know how to do:

 Reflective journalling: my story, your story, the child’s story

 Capturing the wins in challenging situations   

 Reaffirming relational practice as their guiding professional framework

 Starting from the outcome you desire, working back from there to the practice

 Staying on course and knowing how to forge and seal alliances for the good of others.
Meet the instructor

Prof. Maggie Atkinson

Prof. Maggie Atkinson, former Children's Commissioner for England, brings an extensive background in education and public service administration to our team. Her expertise in children's services is invaluable in shaping training that addresses the complex needs of children and youth. 

Price: £20 (discounted rate available for full-year memberships)
Patrick Jones - Course author
Who Should attend

Our Online Training is For:

Teachers &
School Staff

Social Workers & Frontline Staff

Foster Carers &
Residential Staff

Anyone in
Children's Services

Join our LIVE session and make a lasting positive impact on the lives of children in care!

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