Convos on Twitter

Children in care and care experienced adults are some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Conversations for Care facilitated conversations about care by bringing together young people, social workers, foster carers, educators and other professionals together with researchers. 

These conversations took place on twitter, over coffee and cake, in seminars, meetings, over the phone and innovative workshops. Our aim is to generate new ways of working with the care experienced community for more engaged research.

Come along if you are:

  • Care experienced
  • A social worker
  • A kinship or foster carer
  • A residential care worker
  • A teacher
  • A designated safeguarding lead
  • Working for a Virtual School
  • A researcher
  • Or just interested!

Our past #CareConvos:

Click on the link to be directed to a summary of what happened. 

Monday 5th October 2020 – We hosted #CareConvos as guests when we held a special talk about the finding from our research project Care in the Time of Covid. Highlights via this MOMENT.

Monday 1st June 2020 – Discussing how children in care and care leavers can have good self esteem and questioning what is identity. Highlights via this MOMENT.

Monday 4th May 2020 – Discussion about what kind of impact lockdown is having on CEP, what support is working and what’s needed. Highlights via this WAKELET.

Monday 6th April 2020 – Ongoing relationships with carers and practitioners. Highlights via this WAKELET.

Monday 23rd March Special #CareConvos. We’re checking in with each other, sharing coping strategies and pooling the many resources that exist out there to support the care community. Highlights via this MOMENT.

Monday 2nd March: Disclosure – Discussing how being care experienced affects employment and what benefits/downsides there are to disclosure. Highlights via this MOMENT.

Monday 3rd February: Wellbeing – what we mean by wellbeing and what we can do to support the wellbeing of care experienced people. Highlights via this MOMENT or this WAKELET

Monday 6th January: What we want to achieve – individually and collectively in 2020. Highlights via this WAKELET.

Monday 2nd December: Support during transitions – i.e. primary to secondary school / out of care / post 25. Highlights via this MOMENT.

Monday 4th November: Relationships! You can see the highlights via this MOMENT.

Monday 7th October: Care experience and language. You can see the highlights via this Twitter MOMENT.

Monday 2nd September: how we might improve practice with care experienced people. Click here for: REFLECTIONS on #CareConvos Engaged Research.

Monday 5th August: how to support the education of children in care! You can see the highlights via this Twitter MOMENT. Or click here for: REFLECTIONS from #CareConvos

#CareConvos is now looked after by the Care Experienced Young People’s Network (YPN) which is a small group of care experienced (CEP) young people, campaigning for improved support for care leavers.

You can find out more about their fantastic work here.

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