I have a voice; breaking barriers and building bridges with teenagers

Target Audience

This is a dynamic course is facilitated by members of the LSCB Training Pool and Young People to enable participants to understand how to communicate with teenagers and to help to support and to safeguard them.

This one day course is primarily for those professionals (statutory and voluntary) who either work predominately or who have regular contact with children and young people; for those who hold particular responsibilities for safeguarding and for those who hold positions as professional advisors. (i.e. Groups 2,3 and 4 ). Agencies encouraged to attend include: police, social care, teachers, health professionals, localities and out of school clubs staff members.

Aims and learning outcomes

For participants at the end of the course to:

  • To feel more confident in communicating and engaging with young people
  • To actively listen to young people, avoid using jargon and speaking down to them
  • To be able to ask a young person ‘what’s life is like for them’
  • To be better able and prepared to build positive relationships with young people
  • To understand what is normal child / young people development and be aware of the experiences of neglect for older children
  • To support young people to improve their life chances / goals for safeguarding them
  • To improve practice when working with young people within the safeguarding arena