Supporting young carers and their families
Events and training
We run conferences and events for professionals working with young carers and their families across the country. We also provide bespoke training and support.
For more information about our events please contact us
Young Carers in Focus (YCiF) Champion Specialist Weekends
These weekends are open to all Champions only who have not yet had chance to attend a specialist weekend.
What is a ‘Specialist Weekend’?
As part of the continuing role of a Young Carer Champion for YCiF, champion/s are invited to attend further weekends that will focus on building different skills and knowledge to support them in your role.
These events are part of our ongoing weekends, and hub days that will take place soon covering a range of topics and in different areas across England. We are always happy to hear what other sessions or training champions would like to receive so get in touch if they have any ideas.
When are the next weekends?
Media and Interviewing weekend- 25th-27th September 2015 at Kingswood, Wolverhampton.
This Specialist Media weekend will allow Champions to experience journalism and digital media from both sides of the camera. The Children's Society media team will explain what to expect when dealing with the professional media and being interviewed. DigitalMe will be running sessions on interviewing and media making, giving Champions all the skills they need to plan, conduct, film and edit brilliant interviews.
Both these weekends, give champions more opportunities to complete their YCiF online skills badges.
How do I book?
If your champions are interested in attending one or both of these weekends, please contact us, so we can add their name/s to the event list. We will then send you a booking and travel form to complete and return to us which will then confirm their place on the weekend.
As with all YCiF events, we pay for all accommodation, food and travel, and arrange the travel for you (Public transport)
We will require a project worker to accompany champions. Over 18’s may come unaccompanied if your risk assessments cover this as well as the individual young people feeling comfortable with this.
The weekends will be limited capacity and will be on a first come, first served basis. We have already had a lot of interest in these weekends, so please ensure you book as early as possible.
How to attend an event
To register your interest or to request an invitation is sent to your manager or commission, please contact us.