Training Events:

Communicating with and undertaking direct work with children and young people

Communicating with and undertaking direct work with children and young people

  • Date: 01-04-2021
  • Venue: Various

Target Audience

This course is aimed at social workers, guardians, support staff, foster carers, youth and community workers, educational and health staff, voluntary organisations, counsellors and any other professional who work directly with children and young people.


Course Code

To identify the need for future dates, please may you complete the application form for an expression of interest, using the date 01/04/2021 and course code EX05.

Please note that the above date is not the date of training, and is only an example date.


Please be are that attendance on both days is mandatory.


The aim of this 2-day course is to explore effective and practical ways to communicate and undertake direct work with children and young people in the context of their experiences of trauma, abuse, loss, separation and change. It will emphasize the need for child centered practice and is of particular use to workers who wish to develop and enhance their skills in order to improve a child / young person’s contributions to reviews, case conferences, investigations, assessments, care planning, LAC and court reports.


By the end of the session the course participants will have been informed how:

  • To provide an understanding of the task and dynamics of communicating with children and young people who have experienced trauma, abuse and loss
  • To consider barriers to communication
  • To explore how workers’ feelings, values and personal issues impact upon communication and direct work
  • To offer a range of practical ideas for communication in a safe and child centred way
  • To provide opportunities to practice these ideas
  • To help workers integrate such techniques within their existing workloads
  • To improve planning, report writing and recording of direct work
  • To consider communication and direct work in the context of a child or young person’s developmental needs, language, gender, ethnicity, disability or experience of trauma.

Please make a note of the course title, code and date - these are needed for the application form.