‘Meaningful Engagement with Children and Young People’ breaks down the difference between broad engagement with children in the child safety space and practicing meaningful consultation.
This interactive program aims to build the capacity of participants to improve their skills in engaging with children and young people, as well as developing meaningful strategies for planning, facilitating and evaluating consultation with children and young people.
Who should attend?
This program is suitable for staff, volunteers and managers from organisations that work with or engage children and young people in their services.
An existing knowledge of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations is recommended.
- Understanding the rights of children and young people
- What does participation and empowerment look like?
- Barriers and challenges
- Building participation and engagement into your organisation
- What do organisations need to consider when designing their approach?
- Meaningful consultation with children and young people: Planning, facilitating and evaluation
- Build understanding of the rights of the child in relation to engagement and consultation
- Increase skill and confidence to engage effectively and maintain engagement with children and young people
- Build confidence in creating safe environments for children and young people to contribute their ideas
- Learn key points about planning and facilitating effective consultation with children and young people