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Unlimited Duration

Last Updated

30 April 2021

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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 Description

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 Reviews


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  1. Catherine Keyworth11 May 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Identity and self esteem


    As always Scott has sensitively presented a course that is both insightful and informative. I feel I have gained more understanding of how being in care affects children, and how my behavior can help them regain confidence and self worth. Loved the clip from Educating Manchester, summed up a very different approach to a potentially negative situation.

  2. Identity and Self Esteem


    Very thought provoking course. Highlighted the importance of being consistent and positive as a professional working with care experienced young people. Also confirmed some feeling we already have as professionals e.g we collect too much information that we would not know about other children. Every small incident is documented which shapes the intervention provided for care experienced young people, it seems unfair.

  3. Identity and Self-Esteem


    Some very good views from a child’s perspective which made the information very relevent

  4. Amazing


    Wonderful presentation

  5. Carol Fitzsimmons6 February 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Fantastic insight


    I gained great insight into taising the self esteem of children in our care. The part of this course that really gave me that wow moment was when it was explained that the boy who managed to stop his bedroom door alarm going off, stole the speaker and hid it. The skills needed to do this was explained so I came away with the understanding that this wasn’t a ‘naughty or bad’ child but a highly skilled one who needs to be shown how to channel his ability in a positive way. I knew this already but the clear concise way this was put across would make new carers see ‘naughty’ chikdren in a different more positive way.

  6. Brillant


    Good course and gives good support to understand behaviours .

  7. identity &self esteem


    a really good insight into how young people (not just in care } can see themselves as unworthy , and as us in cares should look deeper into their behavior and not judge to harshly and look for the reasons beyond the behavior, and try to find the positives not the negative’s.

  8. Hidden skills


    It was fascinating to consider the skills inherent in “bad behaviour” and consider this as a new perspective.

  9. Identity & Self-Esteem


    An excellent course reminding us that helping a child build a positive sense of self will allow them to flourish as adults.

  10. Identity an Self Esteem


    Thank you Scott for delivering a sensitive and child focused course! It is so important that carers have this insight into the child’s thought process to better understand and care for children!

  11. Identity and self esteem course


    Excellent course, very informative and can relate so much of what is said to all the children in the last 25 yrs thank you

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

+44 (0) 1371 513 038