Pupil Participation: Listening to the Powerful Voice of Young People

Pupil Participation: Listening to the Powerful Voice of Young People

Local authorities are being encouraged to seek the views of young people in relation to the services they receive. Schools and the whole range of support services (e.g. behaviour support, youth offending teams, social services, CAMHS etc.) are being expected to routinely ask young people for their views. This goes beyond involving young people in plans that concern them e.g care plans, individual education plans, pastoral support plans etc.

Course Category

Peer Support

Description

Local authorities are being encouraged to seek the views of young people in relation to the services they receive. Schools and the whole range of support services (e.g. behaviour support, youth offending teams, social services, CAMHS etc.) are being expected to routinely ask young people for their views. This goes beyond involving young people in plans that concern them e.g care plans, individual education plans, pastoral support plans etc. This training will focus on how young people can be effectively engaged in giving their views and will present a model for use in evaluating services to young people based on the concept of resilience. This model enables young people to be clear about what has helped and hindered them in being able to overcome difficulties. It also provides a framework for evaluating the extent to which services are reducing risk and increasing protective factors to enable young people to develop the resilience.

Testimonials

‘Yet again inspiring and opening more doors than I can go through’?

Children’s Voices Team – Sheffield

‘This opened a lot of avenues for thought and reflection. It will help me to help colleagues to see where they can improve practice to create a more inclusive environment within the whole school.’

‘Some great ideas and restored my self belief! Fantastic’

Learning Objectives

  1. Strategies for engaging young people
  2. Knowledge and Understanding of resilience In relation to system and environmental factors
  3. Strategies for reducing risk and increasing protective factors In relation to Individual young people and services
  4. Evaluation framework for services to young people

Who Is It For ?

  • Youth offending teams
  • Social services
  • CAMHS
  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • Heads and Deputies
  • SENCOs
  • Learning Support and Guidance staff
  • Advanced Skills Teachers
  • Parents
  • Local Authority Support Services
  • Community Development workers
  • Early Years and School based Practitioners
  • Social work staff
  • Health Services

Course Content

The course answers the questions :

  • How can we truly involve pupils?
  • Practically how do we go about listening to pupils views?
  • What if we do not like what they tell us?
  • How can we involve our most disaffected young people?

Key themes

  • Tools for engaging young people and gaining their views
  • The concept of resilience
  • System and environmental risk and protective factors that impact on young people’s resilience
  • Reducing risk and Increasing protective factors
  • Resilience planning for Individuals and services
  • Evaluating services to young people

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