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**Virtual** Children & Young People’s Participation

05.02.21 10:00 am
05.02.21 3:00 pm

Online via Zoom

Children in Wales

*: £0

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“This was great, sharing ideas, on how to work with children/young people, to have a say in their care plan.”

“Better understanding of participation in group work and provide better feedback forums for young people”

One day course

The course is fun and involves engaging exercises.

The course will set out the theoretical and legislative framework for children and young people’s participation in Wales and involve techniques that can be used directly with children and young people.  The majority of the course will explore the methods that can be used with children and young people on an individual and group bases to include them as widely as possible in decisions that affect their everyday lives.  Participants will feel empowered to use practical tools to support children and young people’s participation.

The morning will concentrate on children under 10 years and the afternoon on young people up to 25 years.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understanding Participation and how it enables Children’s Rights
  • Explore Participation and its Legal Framework
  • Gain practical skills on involving young people in your work
  • Have fun!

Who is it aimed at?

Practitioners, Managers and Policy Makers from all sectors and all organisations keen to explore how their area of work and how they can maximise the involvement of children and young people in the work of the organisation.

About the trainer

Mike Mainwaring has worked with Children and Young People for over 20 years.  Specialising in substance misuse, youth homelessness, participation and children’s rights.  He is a qualified trainer and has trained children, young people and adults on substance misuse, LGBT issues, children’s rights, participation, dealing with difficult behaviour, safeguarding and child protection, Child Sexual Exploitation and boundaries.  He has also developed and run youth lead research projects. He has worked in various settings such as street drug projects, residential rehabilitation, outreach work, play, youth work, managed housing projects and run youth councils.  He has an art background, working with young people in distress through the medium of art and exhibiting his own work about social issues.

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