Neath Port Talbot Children's Rights Unit
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Posted on 03 February, 2015 11:14

Welcome to our Spring calendar of free training events

Spring – Summer 2015


INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN’S RIGHTSNPT Children’s Rights Unit

Venue: Neath Port Talbot Children’s Rights Unit
Date: Tuesday 3rd March
Time: 2.30 – 4.30pm
Aim of training: To develop an understanding of child rights and how to apply a child rights approach in practice.

Objectives:
• Increase understanding of the UNCRC and the international human rights framework,
• Increase knowledge of policy and legislation surrounding child rights in Wales and the UK,
• Develop understanding of child rights approach in practice,
• To encourage debate on the importance of children’s rights.

Max number of participants: 15

To book your place please email peterm@childrensrightsunit.org.uk with your name, organisation, role and contact details.


SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION – Western Bay Safeguarding Children Board

Venue: Port Talbot Fire Station Link Building, Taibach
Date: Thursday 5th March
Time: 9.30-12.30pm or 1.30- 4.30pm
Duration:3 hours
Aim To raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) across Western Bay
By the end of this session participants should be able to:
• Define Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
• Describe risk indicators
• Know how to identify a child at risk
• Describe the grooming process
• Explain the process for dealing with concerns regarding a child or young person at risk of sexual exploitation and how this links to the All Wales Child Protection Procedures

Maximum No. of Participants per course: 20

Please apply to Bethan Seabourne at b.seabourne@npt.gov.uk with your preferred date and time (am or pm)


INVOLVING YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE TOPNPT Children’s Rights Unit and the Young Trustees

Venue: Neath Port Talbot Children’s Rights Unit
Date: Tuesday 10th March
Time: 3.30 – 5.30pm (young people at school, college or university will be delivering this session hence the later starting time)
Did you know the average mean age of a Charity Trustee is 57?

Young people between the ages of 15-25 have completed training with the Children’s Rights Unit to equip them with the essential skills and knowledge to sit on Trustee and Management Boards and they want to show you why you should be involving young people in the governance of your organisation.

This training is part of a bigger ‘Youth in Governance’ Project, coordinated by a young volunteer, to improve the presence and perception of young people in high level decision making. It is vital young people’s voices are heard at this management level, especially when the organisation primary role is to support or work with children and young people.

Max number of participants: 15

To book your place please email peterm@childrensrightsunit.org.uk with your name, organisation, role and contact details.


SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION – Western Bay Safeguarding Children Board

Venue: Port Talbot Fire Station Link Building, Taibach
Date: Wednesday 15th April
Time: 9.30-12.30pm or 1.30- 4.30pm
Duration:3 hours
Aim To raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) across Western Bay
By the end of this session participants should be able to:
• Define Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
• Describe risk indicators
• Know how to identify a child at risk
• Describe the grooming process
• Explain the process for dealing with concerns regarding a child or young person at risk of sexual exploitation and how this links to the All Wales Child Protection Procedures

Maximum No. of Participants per course: 20

Please apply to Bethan Seabourne at b.seabourne@npt.gov.uk with your preferred date and time (am or pm)


DISCRIMINATION AND HATECRIME – Sara Johnson from Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council’s Voices Have Spoken Project

Venue: Neath Port Talbot Children’s Rights Unit
Date: Tuesday 21st April
Time: 2.30 – 4.30pm
The interactive session will focus on discrimination and hate crime / incidents and the way in which the topic ties in with Children’s Rights. The session will also include input from the Hate Crime Team from South Wales Police.

Max number of participants: 15

To book your place please email peterm@childrensrightsunit.org.uk with your name, organisation, role and contact details.


SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE THIRD SECTOR – Neath Port Talbot Children’s Rights Unit
Venue: Neath Port Talbot Children’s Rights Unit
Date: Tuesday 19th May
Time: 2.30 – 4.30

Social media is now an integral part of an organisation’s communications strategy. Supporters, campaigners and policymakers use it daily to share information, raise awareness and keep up to date with developments in third sector.
This introduction session is for anyone involved in marketing their organisation who would like to understand how to engage and create audiences on-line and how to make creative use of social media and as part of your marketing strategy.

Max number of participants: 15

To book your place please email peterm@childrensrightsunit.org.uk with your name, organisation, role and contact details


RAISING AWARENESS OF SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION NEEDS – Afasic Cymru

Venue: Neath Port Talbot Children’s Rights Unit
Date: Tuesday 9th June
Time: 2 – 4.30pm
Afasic Cymru is the only charity in Wales representing children & young people who have Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN). SLCN is a very real but often hidden disability & effects on average 2 children in every classroom, some of whom have not been identified. Consequently if you are a professional working in the Third Sector, Health, Education, Social Care or Youth Justice it is highly likely that you have already worked with a child or young person with speech, language or communication needs.
The session will aim to cover the following:
• What do we mean by speech, language and communication skills?
• How do you spot if there might be a problem?
• What you can do –highlighting a few key strategies that may be immediately helpful in the course of your work.
• How you can find out more!

Max number of participants: 15

To book your place please email peterm@childrensrightsunit.org.uk with your name, organisation, role and contact details.