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Looking back on Week 6

Summary of Week Six topics

Congratulations on almost reaching the end of Week 6 – the final week of your course.

This week we’ve considered the steps we should take to support children and young people leaving alternative care. We realised that careful planning and support for children and young people leaving care is important, especially when we identify the many challenges they face.

Once again, there have been some really interesting ideas and suggestions that you have shared during the discussions. Thank you for your contributions.

We also watched the conclusion of Aden’s Journey and I am sure you are all very relieved Aden was reunited with his family. We hope this story has been an effective way to illustrate some of the topics we covered in the course.

At the end of this week’s course, we hope you feel comfortable engaging in the following issues:

  • How to support unaccompanied and separated children and young people when leaving different care settings
  • The topics and issues we should consider when helping children and young people plan for leaving care
  • How planning for leaving care can help individual care leavers

A document with links to all of the resources that have been used this week is available for you in the ‘Downloads’ section below.

There are just a few more steps and we will have completed the course.

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