Pastoral Care   for Kids

Distance learning courses in the pastoral care and mentoring of children and young people

Pastoral Care for Kids

Dr Gordon Bailey BA

50 years experience in the field, working with children and training others to work with children. Specialising in pastoral care, mentoring, identifying problems and in communication skills.

Founder of a UK national charity providing pastoral care and training for UK schools.

Distance Learning Courses

Pastoral Care Training Course

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Basic Needs Training Course

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Problems Training Course

Communication Training Course

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About the course tutor Dr Gordon Bailey BA

I first became involved in the pastoral care of the young in the late 1950s. In the early 1960s, sensing a vocational calling, I began to work full-time in schools, offering pro-active life skills and one-with-one pastoral care to the students. This continued until the mid 1980s when I was challenged to consider training others to undertake pastoral roles in UK schools.

A registered charity, Schools Outreach, had been established in 1973 that would, it was hoped, provide financial support for the work in which I was involved. It was suggested that the charity could be used to facilitate the recruitment, employment and training of pastoral care specialists. An initial training programme was twice piloted before, in 1987, the first trainees were recruited.

Since 1988 pastoral care specialists have been placed into schools (primary and secondary) in twenty one English counties and three Welsh counties. Dr Hawkins, a secondary school head teacher, took early retirement and became the Director of Training and I was appointed as the charity’s Chief Executive. Dr Hawkins and I undertook most of the tutoring, whilst a number of experts were invited to share their knowledge and expertise with the trainees.

Having worked with the young in six different decades, making many mistakes and gaining a great deal of knowledge, understanding and experience, I am offering to help you prepare yourself for pastoral work in mentoring children and young people.

It is my hope that you are seriously committed to pastoral work with the young and that you will undertake the training I am offering.

Distance learning courses

Available distance learning courses for those people working with, or planning to work with, children and young people

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