OUR training

We offer affordable training and consultancy, to Children Trust, independent agencies,  Foster Carers who work with looked-after young people.

 

We also offer training to young people, addressing important issues such as confidence, self esteem and personal care. 

Untangled hair in care training ? 

 

"The hair care of a BME looked after child is often neglected as many social workers and foster carers have little, or no knowledge about hair care and perceive it as being too difficult to manage" This coupled with the a prevalent bias against afro hair and darker skin types in wider society, means that hair care is often seen as a burden and hair is either neglected or mistreated.

According to ww.fosterline.info caring for
BME children/ Hair care 2018

Our training is suitable for all corporate parents who are passionate about providing the best care for black and minority looked after children. This includes meeting their personal care needs and empowering children to understand and feel positive about their cultural identity Enabling children to build strong self-esteem, develop a positive self-identity and grow in confidence.

What you will learn

Recognising

Recognising the significant psycho-social impact of hair discrimination and colourism

Practical Skills

Practical skills in caring for black hair and skin such as washing, combing, braiding and daily moisturising

Understanding

Understanding the causes and treatments for hair loss in black and mixed children

Positive

Practical skills to encourage black and mixed heritage children to understand and feel positive about their racial identity

Appreciate 

Promoting appreciation for afro hair and darker skin tones

Remove Stigma

How to help to remove the negative stigma associated with afro hair types. 

Confidence building workshop children

 

 

‘Achieving Emotional Well-being For Looked After Children’ Looked after children are approximately four times more likely to have a mental disorder than children living with their birth families. This is particularly the case for Black and mixed heritage children in transracial homes.

According to the NSPCC

Our  personal development training session event for children in care, aged 11 - 14 and 15 – 18  years is  Designed to help  children  develop a strong sense of  cultural identity and understand their personal care needs and know  how their thoughts and beliefs will affect how they feel and behave. Our confidence building course can be delivered at your premises or site. Alternatively, we can arrange a session with a small group in our training room  in  Brindly place

 

Please contact us if you would like further information on this course

Benefits of our training

 

  • Learning to care for afro skin and hair is a life-long skill, which means that once the skills are acquired foster carers are able to meet the needs of all the children in their care

  • Helps foster cares to in-still within the foster child a sense of identity, as a unique individual with a particular heritage, back ground and culture

  • Facilitates bonding between the foster carer and the child, through personal care practices, as the child is able to see that their needs are incorporated into family life

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the benefits for agencys

More carers are equipped

This training package helps supports the agency in achieving national minimum  STANDARD

a) Promoting positive identity, potential and valuing diversity through individualised care.

b) Promoting good health and wellbeing.

c) Promoting positive behaviour and relationships.

d)  Matching the child with a placement that meets their assessed needs.

For the foster carer  

For carers

 

Foster carers who attended our training will be able to provide the personalised care that meets the needs of all children in their care whatever their ethnicity and hair type. 

 

Our training also

  • Provides evidence for panel that foster carers are given a range of skills needed to ensure children have a positive self view, emotional resilience and a knowledge and understanding of their background.

 

  • Ensures that foster cares and agencies value each child as an individual and gives them personalised support in line with their individual needs and background in order to develop their identity, self confidence and self-worth.

 

Our training program ensures that foster carers and social workers pay attention to the cultural and ethnic background of these young people by  so that the needs of the   ‘whole’ child,  are met  which helps to facilitate a genuinely warm relationships that BAME children can experience with foster carers and social workers, to positively impacts on the child’s emotional well-being.

Empowers the child to understand their own personal care needs and cultural background so that they can develop a positive sense of self identity.

For the child

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