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Total Respect (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Event/course Code SFVSS 21/195(2)
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction Article 12 of the United Nations Conventions for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1989) says that young people have the right to participate in decision making that has a direct impact on their lives.

This is a training course delivered to professionals by members of our Children in Care Council, Kickback. The course is designed to energise and motivate staff, with plenty of activities to get you thinking about how children and young people experience being looked after and to learn from their experiences.

Total Respect Training is recommended for all staff working within Children’s services including team managers and senior managers, service managers, service directors, elected members and councillors of RBWM as well as anyone with Corporate Parent responsibility or anyone working with children or young people in care. This training is also open to foster carers.
Event Content This session uses real life case studies, workshops and a range of different activities to encourage debate and develop a better understanding of what it is like to be in care and how the ways we work with young people can really influence them.

The session will focus on exploring the rights of CYP and how advocacy benefits CYP in care. Consideration will be given to how our policies and practice has had an impact on the lives of CYP and consider new ways of involving them in the development of new policies. This training is about listening to the voice and experience of young people in care

At the end of each course attendees make a personal pledge about how they will improve their working practices to take account of children’s views.

Recent feedback from the course has been as follows:
• It gave me such a good insight as to how children and young people feel about professionals. It's made me more conscious about how I work alongside children and young people.
• As a councillor I don't work directly with young people and their families but I read a lot about them in the papers for committee meetings so I now have a picture in my mind which is very helpful.
• The training was delivered by the young people that are in our care. Their perspective gave me true insight into the impact our interactions have on them. I will actively listen to the concerns and work with them to reach a mutual conclusion when resolving issues.

This session will be delivered by members of Kickback who are supported by Elaine Keating, Youth Engagement Officer, Achieving for Children, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of children’s rights, including the right to participation, and relevance to the delivery of child centred services;
• Explore assumptions about children and young people, listen to young people and the experience of being a child in care;
• Involve young people in our care in planning, policy development and effective advocacy.

Trainers Elaine Keating
Course categories Practitioner Processes (recording, analysing, reporting)
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 19 yrs No 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Saturday 29 January 202211:00 - 16:00Windsor Youth and Community Centre, 65 Alma Road, SL4 3HD