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Virtual Study Visits

Children belong in families,
not orphanages

The global training team specialises in organising and facilitating working visits to a range of children’s services across local authorities, voluntary sector and private organisations in the UK that demonstrate how deinstitutionalisation works. 

The topics of these are quire varied and can cover a more general overview of the system of care in the UK or more specific areas such as leaving care services, foster care, services for children and adults with disabilities, standards and quality assurance of children’s services, birth and early years services, inclusive education, community-based support services for families and others.

The visits are usually two or three days long for a group of minimum 4 to maximum 12 delegates and the team plans all visits and meetings in a bespoke way as per the requirements of the group.

The unit can provide examples of cost breakdowns for visits to the UK to help you plan with budgeting. We can also provide you with contacts of local transport companies and recommendations for other providers in terms of logistics, if required.

If you would like support with facilitating a working /study visit for your organisation, you can contact us at training@wearelumos.org, we will issue you with relevant forms that will need to be returned and filled out. 

Robert Owen Early Years Centre

A Virtual Study Visit to Robert Owen Early Years Centre, which is a Children’s Centre for families with a pregnancy or a child under five years old. Password required.

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Lough Road

A virtual study visit to Lough Road Centre in London, which provides short breaks for children and young people with severe and complex disabilities. Password required.

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Tollgate Primary School

A Virtual Study Visit to Robert Owen Early Years Centre, which is a Children’s Centre for families with a pregnancy or a child under five years old. Password required.

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Children's Home

A Virtual Study Visit to a children’s home in London, which is home to 6 young people aged from 12 to 17. Password required.

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Residential social service for children with disabilities in the community, Czech Republic, film 1.

This film introduces a unique practice in the Czech Republic, where a residential service for children with disabilities is provided in two rented flats in the community. Film 1 has been created for managers of institutions for children and people with disabilities, country officers and decision makers.

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Residential social service for children with disabilities in the community, Czech Republic, film 2.

This film introduces a unique practice in the Czech Republic, where a residential service for children with disabilities is provided in two rented flats in the community. Film 2 has been created for social workers and carers.

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