20 Nov 23
A National Voice are excited to announce two upcoming engagement sessions with the Department for Education which will give practitioners and care-experienced children and young people the opportunity to discuss what the future of participation and co-production looks like.
Stable Homes, Built on Love – Empowering Voices: Participation Workers
Thursday 23rd November, 12:00-13:30
This session will be an opportunity to meet with colleagues from the Department for Education, who are keen to hear about participation and engagement work within local authorities with care-experienced children and young people.
We’ll explore what is working well and what the barriers are to participation and engagement. It is also a chance to think about the future direction of participation and engagement within children’s social care in light of the changes set out in ‘Stable Homes, Built on Love’.
Stable Homes, Built on Love – Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being
Tuesday 28th November, 18:00-19:30
The Department for Education (DfE) is working closely with The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to update statutory guidance, ‘promoting the health and wellbeing of looked-after children’, so it sets out clear expectations of support for the physical and mental health and wellbeing for children in care and care leavers.
This session will be an opportunity to meet with colleagues from the Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care, who are actively working on this area. They want to understand who is important to children and young people and who they turn to when they need support with their mental health and wellbeing, what skills and training social workers and other professionals need and how health services can best support children in care and care leavers.