Passport to Independence

6th March 2017

Do you know about the new Passport to Independence or need to find out more about it?

Countywide briefings to update staff about the Passport to Independence scheme are offered during March 2017. Anyone who cares for or works with Looked After Children or young people leaving care aged 12+ is encouraged to come along to one of them.

The Passport to Independence has been designed to be used by Foster Carers, residential staff, Supervising Social Workers, accountable Social Workers and Leaving Care Personal Advisors as a way of ensuring that every Norfolk LAC or LC child/young person develops the independence, knowledge and skills needed when they move into independence. IROs will have the overall responsibility of ensuring that the Passport to Independence is embedded in everyday practice.

Special two-hour briefings are being held at five different venues:

  • Wednesday 8 March King’s Centre, Great Yarmouth
  • Thursday 16 March West Norfolk Professional Development Centre, King’s Lynn
  • Friday 17 March County Hall Annexe, Norwich
  • Tuesday 21 March Keystone Innovation Centre, Thetford
  • Thursday 23 March North Norfolk District Council Chamber, Cromer

The briefing will enable you to understand the way in which the Passport should be used, and will provide examples of best practice. It will also enable you to understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to the Passport, and how you can help the young person evidence their progress.

To book your own place for one of these briefings, please log onto NCC Learning Hub and either search under ‘Passport to Independence Briefing’ or follow this link. Choose from either a morning briefing session (10.00am to 12.00pm) or an afternoon briefing session (1.30pm to 3.30pm) at the venue closest to you.

Please note that all places must be booked in advance, as space at each briefing session is limited.

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