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Life Journey Work

Life Journey Work

Who is it aimed at?

Social Work Professionals

What are the objectives?

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Considered why Life Journey Work should be prioritised and look at best practice in supporting children and young people with learning about their life history.
  • Explored how to best present difficult information that is relevant and age appropriate to adopted and looked after children and young people.
  • Gained confidence in constructing life story book while ensuring it fits with the child's age and developmental stage. This would also include the development of parallel stories.
  • An opportunity to ask questions and hear some practical suggestions to help children understand their background and promote a positive sense of identity.

How will it make a difference?

The thread throughout all these processes is to support a sense of permanence for the child; embedding the child in the foster/adoptive family while offering an opportunity to process their multiple losses (including that of the birth family and previous foster carers if applicable) and therefore to develop a coherent, narrative account of their life.

Delivery method:



3 Hours


No Cost

How to apply:

If you work for Carmarthenshire County Council (CCC) and are logged into a CCC device – PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, complete this application form.

If you work for the Council but do NOT have access to a CCC device or an email address your line manager will need to apply on your behalf.

Council employees cannot apply for any courses from their own personal device.

Partners, agency staff or people who do not work for the Council cannot apply for this course.

The online application system will only show courses that are actively open to book a place on. If the course you are interested in isn’t listed you can register an interest with the Learning and Development team, email: <span class="word-break-mobile">learninganddevelopment@carmarthenshire.gov.uk</span>.

Find out more information on how to make and manage your application. If you need any assistance or have a query please email the Learning & Development Team.

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