Coffee and Chat – Care Experienced (Children Looked After/Care Leavers)
This Coffee and Chat session will be on Wednesday 22 November, 12.00-1.30pm on Zoom.
What can YOU do for Care Experienced children and young people in Surrey?
We define children and young people with care experience as someone who has spent time living with foster carers under local authority care, in residential care (e.g. a children’s home), looked after at home under a supervision order, or in kinship care (looked after by relatives or friends), either officially (e.g. a special guardianship order) or informally without local authority support. This could range from as little as a few months to someone’s whole childhood.
This coffee and chat will explore the following questions for Care Experienced children and young people:
– What it means to be Care Experienced in Surrey?
– Why language matters? What is needed for connection and trust?
– What practical ideas and examples are there which can help us all create more inclusive practices and environments?
We all have a responsibility for Surrey’s care experienced children – we look forward to having time together to explore the support we can offer.
For practitioners and volunteers – learn, share and discuss together how we can best support Surrey families….
Coffee and Chats are informal lunchtime sessions open to everyone working with children, young people and their families. We typically invite our charity and/or public sector colleagues to come and share their experiences in a particular area, before opening up to Q&A and discussion.