This course aims to reflect on dilemmas and challenges when advocating on behalf of disabled children and young people, including the management of uncertainty and 'not knowing'.

Aims:

  • To develop knowledge and skills for providing effective advocacy
  • To consider the barriers facing disabled children in accessing their rights
  • To explore the legislation and guidance underpinning advocacy practice
  • To identify specific safeguarding needs for disabled children
  • To increase competence and confidence in consulting with disabled children and young people, particularly their views, wishes and feelings
  • To develop strategies for enabling young people's views to be represented either directly or indirectly
  • To reflect on dilemmas and challenges when advocating on behalf of disabled children and young people, including the management of uncertainty and 'not knowing'

Trainers

Maxime Cole works for Triangle directly with disabled children in a range of settings, and has particular interest in working with children whose behaviour is seen as challenging. Maxime also leads the youngest consultative group of children working within Triangle (4-9 year olds) and has worked alongside different institutions to support their development of children's rights and advocacy.

Price

£95 + VAT, including lunch, refreshments and all course materials.