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Tools for change – promoting young people’s voices in assessment and interventions

12.06.19 9:30 am
12.06.19 1:00 pm


Children in Wales

*: £50.00 – £85.00

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A half day course

Under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, there has been a culture change in how we work with children and young people, with increased participation and engagement. Children who are eligible for care and support services will need to be involved in conversations about what matters to them, and be involved in the co-production of their well-being goals.  This fun and interactive training session will introduce brand new tools developed for both care experienced and disabled young people that you can use in practice. This course will use a child rights based approach which is an overarching duty within the Act.

Aims of the course are:

  • To have a better understanding of how to engage children and young people through care and assessment planning using best practice
  • To increase skills when working with children and young people to ensure their voices are heard
  • To explore brand new practical tools for working with both care experienced young people and disabled young people

Who the course is aimed at:

This course is aimed at Social Workers, family support workers, youth workers, careers advisors and anyone else who thinks that they would benefit from extra tools to enhance their communication with young people.

About the trainer:

Emma Sullivan

Emma Sullivan is currently the Development Officer for Looked After Children at Children in Wales. Emma has a strong children’s rights background and has previously worked as an advocate for children and young people in care, children on the child protection register and children in need. Emma has also worked with families on the edge of care as part of the Cardiff Team around the Family Service. In this role, Emma worked restoratively with families to work together to bring about positive meaningful change.

Emma previously led on a women’s rights project at Cardiff Women’s Aid training volunteers to work in their communities to raise awareness of issues of women’s rights, equality and domestic abuse.

Danni Richards

Danni is currently the development officer for disabled children and young people at Children in Wales. In addition, she is a needs assessor for disabled students in higher education and provides some assistive technology training and specialist study skills tuition for disabled students in Education.  Danni holds a BA (Hons) in youth and community work and a postgraduate diploma in Special Educational Needs.

Danni has a wealth of experience of working with disabled children and young people and has previously worked for Voluntary Action Cardiff as a development officer, a disability strategy coordinator and a participation officer for disabled children. Danni has a passion for improving the lives of disabled children and young people and has worked on projects to improve access and to enable disabled children and young people to have a voice and to participate in decision making.

This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information.

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