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Break helps inspire the future generation of social care workers from local college.

30 Nov 2022

A team from Break, East Anglia’s leading charity supporting young people in care and beyond, spent the day with social care students at City College Norwich to show the different aspects to a career in supporting those with lived care experience.

Bringing their roles to life, four representatives from Break spent the day with over 100 first-and second-year students, all studying towards a potential career in social work. Together they explored what care is, why a child may end up in care and the impact this can have on a young person and talked about their own their own career journeys before looking at the different services the charity offers young people to help them build a better future.
“A career in social care can be very rewarding and we’re excited to have the opportunity to share with the students how we work with young people with care experience,”explains Break Recruitment Advisor Lisa Hennings.
“Working in children’s social care can be a lifelong career and there are a wide variety of roles that such as supporting children in residential homes or helping them find new opportunities through activities and experiences, to being a transitional worker with those leaving care, helping them to navigate their first steps into adult life –all which can make a big difference to a young person’s future.”

During the day, students were encouraged to think about why they wanted a career in care and what benefits there might be in working for a charity like Break, both for themselves and the young people they would support and created inspiring posters to showcase their learnings from the presentations.

"This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to hear from professionals working in a range of interesting, challenging and rewarding roles in care,"comments Allison Crowe Tutorial Supervisor at Norwich City College.
"They learnt about the critical job Break undertakes in supporting vulnerable young people, and children with disabilities, and the variety of settings they work within. It has inspired a number of students to continue in their ambitions towards Social Work and Social Care, as well as inspiring others to consider opportunities to develop their experience and skills directly with 'Break', and the fact that one of the speakers was a Childcare student at City College Norwich showed the career progression that is possible for our students."

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