Free human rights and equality training and support for under 18s in England
Does your organisation support the participation and decision-making of children and young people who have experienced inequality and disadvantage? Are you interested in arranging a children’s rights training session and tailored support for children and young people you assist to increase their impact and influence?
CRAE is offering free human rights and equality training and support for under 18s involved in decision-making groups and structures such as: Children in Care Councils; school councils (primary, secondary and “special” schools); youth councils and children's parliaments; NHS Local Involvement Networks; statutory and voluntary sector advisory groups; and trades unions.
- Training sessions will take place at times convenient to children and young people (including weekends and school holidays)
- Sessions will be tailored to each group and will include a range of learning styles, games and discussions
- Each group will receive one session which can last from 2.5 hours to a full day
- Follow-on support will include: a monthly briefing (Take action for human rights and equality) with information, opportunities and top tips for taking action; consultation on your plans for involvement in decision-making processes or campaigning, with the aim of ensuring a human rights focus and maximising your impact and influence; general advice and information by phone and e-mail and, for individuals under 18, access to free membership of CRAE’s Young Activists Network
- CRAE will provide all training resources and materials (the host organisation will arrange and cover the venue costs and travel costs of participants)
- Each training session must benefit at least 10 children and young people
- This training and support can be booked to the end of March 2012.
If you are interested in booking CRAE's children and young people's human rights and equality training and support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Details of the group, including how the children and young people you support are involved in participation structures and ongoing decision-making
- Group members' existing knowledge of children's rights
- Any campaign or issue the group is currently working on, or would like to work on, that you believe training and support from CRAE could help
- Your contact information
- Preferred dates for the training.
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission funds this training and support. All CRAE staff undergo CRB checks and follow our Working with children and young people policy.