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Voice of the Child and Lived Experience


This 3 hour online workshop is for staff working in Children’s Social Care only. It is essential for all Children’s Social Workers including ASYEs, Child and Family Workers, Family Aides, Residential Childcare Workers, Child Protection Advisors, Independent Reviewing Officers, Advanced Practitioners and Practice Managers. You should also attend this event if you line manage any of these roles.

The voice of the child and the lived experiences of children, young people and families must inform Social Work practice. This workshop focuses on:
  • Direct, meaningful and good engagement with children and young people in case work.
  • Enabling and empowering children and young people to participate in decision-making and service design.

  • When you book your place, an Outlook calendar appointment called "Voice of The Child and Lived Experience Workshop" for the event will be emailed to you from Please open the calendar attachment and save it to your calendar.

    Practice documents that relate to this workshop: Voice of the Child Guidance, Early Permanence and Life Story Work.

    PCF domains: Values and ethics (2); Diversity and equality (3); Rights, justice and economic wellbeing (4); Knowledge (5); Critical reflection and analysis (6); Skills and interventions (7); Context and organisations (8).

    KSS: Relationships and effective direct work (1); Communication (2); Child development (3); Adult mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, physical ill health and disability (4); Abuse and neglect of children (5); Child and family assessment (6); Analysis, decision making, planning and review (7); The law and the family and youth justice systems (8); The role of supervision (9); Organisational context (10).

    Social Work England Standard: 4) Maintain my continuing professional development. CPD hours: 3.
    The aim of this course is to:

  • Ensure children's views in the analysis of assessments are always evident and that parents and carers are consistently provided with a copy of the assessment.
  • Explore ways work may be conducted and the impact on children, young people, and families.
  • If you apply what you have learned in this workshop you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge by using national and international policy and legislative context supporting children's rights.
  • Recognise the child's voice and the meaning of their lived experience
  • Demonstrate an understanding of involving children as active participants in decision-making that affect their lives.
  • Produce assessments which incorporate the needs of sibling groups paying regard to the short, medium and long term impact of recommendations.
  • Reflect and link the workshop information to own practice.
  • Children and Young People
    Children Services
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    Sarah Woodyatt
    Learning and Development Admin (
    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Wednesday 10 March 202109:30 - 12:30Online LearningTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Wednesday 10 March 2021

    09:30 - 12:30

    Online Learning


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