Developing self-compassion is helpful to good mental health and contributes to a stable sense of identity. Children in care will have faced great adversity in their life and so will often have low self-esteem, low self-worth and be confused about their identity. This course will take a look at these issues. We will look at just how important identity and self-esteem is, not just in the now but in the long term. Many children in care do not like themselves and it is of paramount importance that we teach them how to value themselves and believe in themselves, to teach them self-compassion and to be kind to themselves.

Course Access

Unlimited Duration

Last Updated

6 April 2022

Course Category

Created by
TSD Standards and L&D Framework

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction and Overview 00:00:00
  • The Importance Of Self-Esteem 00:00:00
  • The Issues Of Identity And Self-Esteem In Looked-After Children 00:00:00
  • Recognising The Skills Within The Scars 00:00:00
  • Identity and Life Story Work 00:00:00
  • Keeping It Going: The Long Term 00:00:00
  • Summary 00:00:00
  • Evaluation – Identity and Self – Esteem Unlimited

Course Reviews


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  1. Lucille Omurcan21 May 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Identity and self.esteem


    Brilliant course, I believe everyone should do this before beginning to think about becoming a foster carer

  2. Adam Newland Quraishi11 April 2022 at 7:41 pm

    identity and self esteem


    great course

  3. Identity and self esteem


    Great course

  4. Danielle Holmes14 March 2022 at 12:04 am



    Lots of food for thought as always

  5. Identity and self-esteem


    One word Exhalent

About Us

We want to stop children being moved from home to home by standing as an advocate for the “naughty kids” and promote a new perspective of care and give a new, deeper level of understanding.

Great Dunmow, Essex, UK

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