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Improving Outcomes for Children Looked After

Webinar / Workshop
This 2 hour interactive webinar is for professionals working with or caring for children looked after or care leavers. Legislations, guidance, procedures and practice will be discussed and attendees will have the opportunity to explore the increased vulnerabilities looked after children may face, ask questions and engage in multi-agency discussions.
The aim of this event is to give you an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that enhance you contribution to improving health outcomes (both emotional and physical) for those children that you are responsible for. It will highlight the essential partnership working required across health, education, social care, police and other partners to achieve optimum health.
If you apply what you have learnt on this workshop, you will:

  • Develop an awareness of relevant legislation, guidance and procedures.
  • Improve your knowledge of why looked after children have additional health vulnerabilities such as sexual exploitation, criminality, teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, exclusion from education, self -harm mental, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Identify the adverse life events that contribute to these difficulties.
  • Awareness of the risk of higher mortality rate and the reasons behind it.
  • Awareness of roles and responsibilities for assessing and meeting the health needs of looked after children within a multi-agency framework.
  • Develop an understanding of the review process and how multiagency working can contribute to improve health outcomes of looked after children.
  • Identify the barriers to multi agency working and meeting statutory requirements and how these can be overcome.


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    Care Homes / Children Services / Early Help / Early Years / Foster Carers / PVI Sector - Children / Schools / Social Workers / Voluntary Community Groups / WSCC Staff
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    Lucy Short
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    Learning and Development Admin (learninganddevelopment@westsussex.gov.uk)
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Wednesday 9 June 202114:00 - 16:00Online LearningTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Wednesday 9 June 2021

    14:00 - 16:00

    Online Learning

    TBA


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