Advocacy in Family Group Conferences
Who the course is for?
This course is for advocates who are new to supporting children and young people in family group conferences; experienced advocates who want to critically reflect on their practice with their peers; social workers and others who need to hear the voice and wishes and feelings of the child in family group conferences.
What does it cover?
Advocacy in family group conferences is a growing area. This course will enable you identify good practice in advocacy that ensures children and young people’s voices are heard in decision-making.
We will check you are familiar with the relevant legislation and guidance so that you can explain the role and function of a family group conference to a child. You will evaluate the role of advocacy in family group conferences and how young people’s participation affects decision-making.
If you are experienced in family group conferences, this is a chance to critically reflect on your practice from a child-centred perspective and to evaluate the impact. If you are new to this area, we will equip you to ensure the voice of the child is heard.
Course information: This is a half day course that assumes you already have an understanding of children’s social care. Training includes a comprehensive workbook and further course resources on Learning Voices, our virtual learning community.
Cost: please email firstname.lastname@example.org for cost information.
Venue: Voice Head Office, 320 City Road, London EC1V