Being a Voice
Please note this is a 3 day course (2nd, 3rd, 4th May).
Who the course is for?
Anyone wanting to practice as an advocate with children and young people in need or in public care. You should have a good grounding in working with children and young people as this is an intermediate programme focusing on advocacy skills and knowledge.
This course can count towards the learning and credits for the Certificate in Independent Advocacy, a national qualification.
What does it cover?
‘Being a Voice’ is a highly interactive course that equips you to advocate with children and young people in need and in public care system and to promote their rights, participation and empowerment. You will learn the relevant legislation and guidance to champion young people’s rights and enable them to make informed choices about their situation. You will consider the values that underpin advocacy and rights-based work and really consider how it looks in practice to leave children fully empowered, listened to and supported to gain advocacy and negotiation skills of their own.
Course information: 3 day course including a comprehensive handbook and free copies of Sorted and Supported, our guide to care leavers rights; and Your Voice, Your Choice, a young person’s guide to the National Advocacy Standards.
Also recommended: Introduction to Advocacy; Advocacy in Secure Settings; Care Uncovered.
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm each day
Cost: please email firstname.lastname@example.org for cost information.
Venue: Voice Head Office, 320 City Road, London EC1V 2NZ