At YLF, we pride ourselves in delivering practical, high quality and effective training and learning opportunities to those working with vulnerable children.

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Our Training

We provide a wide range of tailor-made packages based on our years of experience. These packages are designed to inform others of simple approaches that enhance and develop and innovative child-centered approach in day-to-day work with young people.

We have worked with a variety of social care professionals and volunteers from social workers, to appropriate adults. Our training can take a variety of formats and can be delivered to you in-house (or by arrangement) by highly experienced trainers.

All of our training reflects best practice and current legislation along with findings from our own unique research and consultation exercises with children and young people.

This ensures that the voices and views of children are represented along with their experiences and perspectives of the care system and other support structures.

Where appropriate, participation of young people can be included in the packages – they often do it better anyway!

Training Packages

All our trainers are highly qualified and experienced in their field.
YLF's particular field of expertise covers:

Being an Appropriate Adult


This package is based on 3 main principles of acting  as an appropriate adult and offers a framework for good practice as well as an introduction to PACE.

Befriending and Mentoring Children and Young People


An introduction to the skill, qualities and attributes required to act as effective mentors and befrienders to children and young people.

Listening to Children


Using the ‘EAR’ acronym this package introduces the concept of ‘active listening’ and offers simple techniques for adults to enhance their listening skills and become better active listeners.

The Voice of The Child


Based on recent feedback from children and young people this training considers the ‘Top 10’ qualities children look for in professionals and challenges professionals to see if they tick all the boxes!

Challenging Stigma


Training package including a short film developed from research by young people about challenging stigma so that young people in care are not treated differently to other young people.

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How To Book

To discuss your training needs and a package that could suit you please contact us on 01622 693459 or use our online enquiry form on our Get In Touch page

Why choose YLF?

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YLF consult with young people when designing the training resources. Their input reflects the child-centered practice we aim to achieve.

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All training packages are tailor made to your requirements so you can be sure that the training outcomes will meet your needs.

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We can also involve young people in delivering parts of the workshops and training – they do a great job of it too!

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An introduction to the skill, qualities and attributes required to act as effective mentors and befrienders to children and young people.

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Every participant will receive training aids, handouts and certificates.

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We encourage participants to give feedback about their learning experience to create training packages based on reflection and innovation.

What Next

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Our Projects

Find out more about the services we offer to young people

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Contact Us

Get in touch with us today to discuss your enquiry

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Partners and Supporters

Find out more about who supports our work and our partnerships