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Total Respect (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Event/course Code EDU 18/1031
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 social workers, participation workers, foster carers, leaving care workers, youth workers, residential staff, virtual school head teachers, team managers, elected members, senior managers, independent reviewing officers, service directors and any adult responsible for or working with children or young people in care.
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.

Attendees will explore the potential issues that children and young people encounter. The session will investigate possible solutions to overcome these issues in a fun and dynamic way.

The session will focus on exploring the rights of CYP and how advocacy benefits CYP in care. Delegates will explore the legislative framework regarding CYP involvement using the UNCRC and the Government’s Positive for Youth. Consideration will be given to how policy and practice has had an impact on the lives of CYP and consider new ways of involving them in the development of new policies. The session will give attention to the practical strategies which can be adopted to involve CYP in the decisions making at different levels. Delegates will be introduced to the National Advocacy Standards and gain an increased awareness of what is meant by advocacy and how this can be applied in daily practice.

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.

This session will be delivered 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)
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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 1Thursday 31 October 201911:00 - 16:00Windsor Youth and Community Centre, 65 Alma Road, SL4 3HD