Speak up and hear my voice training

Speak up and hear my voice is a training course designed with young people in care about being in care.

It aims to help adults understand the needs and experiences of children and young people in care and the importance of listening and acting on their wishes and feelings. It is an excellent opportunity for staff and councillors to learn from young people themselves whilst developing their skills and knowledge to actively promote children’s rights and participation.

It is not about tokenism and just ‘listening’, it is about thinking, experiencing and changing practice at all levels of the local authority.

Aims of the course

  • Understand the concept of corporate parenting and active involvement in relation to your work with children and young people in care and care leavers.
  • Understand the child’s experiences on their journey through care and importance of the voice of child being central to decision making.
  • Understanding of what is good enough or great corporate parenting and what may impact on the child’s journey.
  • Raised awareness of issues faced by practitioners and carers.
  • At end of day participants should be able to identify ways to change their own practice


Local Area Teams Information Service (formerly York FIS)

01904 554444