Training and events for foster carers

Dates for our training and workshop sessions for the Autumn Term

To book a place at any of these events or if you have a question please contact virtual.school@surreycc.gov.uk

Places at all events are limited so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

KCA Session 1: Introduction to KCA programme for the year ahead for Learning Journey A and B participants followed by a Webinar on Transitions and Vulnerability.

Date and time: Tuesday 14 September 12:30pm to 2pm
This session has been designed to provide an Introduction to the SVS and an education in general for new to role frontline social workers. Nicky has asked that we briefly touch on a variety of forms of education for example types of school and provision from early years to post-16, elective home education etc.

SVS Autumn Conference

Date and time: Friday 15 October 2021, all day

This virtual event is open to all education and social care professionals working with care experienced children and young people.

Find out more about the conference including the full agenda.

KCA Session 2: Transitions and Vulnerability Tutorial for Learning Journey B participants
Coming into care – successes and challenges.

Date and time: Tuesday 19 October 10:30am to 11:30am
Coming into care: successes and challenges. An interactive and discursive tutorial providing participants with opportunities to share practice / experiences, network with other individuals (both practitioners in settings and foster carers) and unpick the challenges of transition into care with application to specific case studies if helpful. This session will be facilitated by a KCA Trainer Consultant with questions presented to prompt reflective discussion, and opportunities provided to apply the knowledge base to practice / personal experiences from the perspective of both the school and the home setting, all through the lens of trauma.

KCA Session 3: Emotion Coaching Webinar for Learning Journey A and B participants

Date and time: Tuesday 9th November 12:30pm to 2pm

Emotion Coaching – Nurturing Children and Young People to manage emotions

Behaviour will be discussed as the communication of a need, and a variety of stress-driven behaviours discussed. Emotion Coaching will be introduced and described as a framework for helping adults to deal with behaviour in the moment, and for helping children and young people to understand their emotions and how these can often drive behaviour. Research shows us that not only does Emotion Coaching promote healthy brain development and provides children and young people with lifelong regulatory and social skills, but it also has a very positive impact on adult wellbeing.

Led by Susan Blomley for ALL participants (Learning Journey A and B)

KCA Session(s) 4: Emotion Coaching Tutorial

Date and time: Tuesday 7 December 10:30am-12pm and 12:30pm to 2pm

Stress and Trauma Driven Behaviours, A Reflective Discussion. An interactive and discursive tutorial providing participants with opportunities to share practice / experiences, network with other individuals (both practitioners in settings and foster carers) and unpick the challenges of stress and trauma-driven behaviours within the home or school setting, including impulsive and sexualised behaviours. This session will be facilitated by a KCA Trainer Consultant with questions presented to prompt reflective discussion, and opportunities provided to apply the knowledge base to practice / personal experiences.

Led by Susan Blomley for ALL participants (Learning Journey A and B)

Two sessions are offered for delegates – please only register for one event.