This module identifies when children have a right to advocacy and the main reasons they might need one. Our aim is to equip you use advocacy skills with children and young people and understand better the role of advocates you work with. We define different types of advocacy and summarise the role and boundaries of the advocate. We review effective advocacy and child-centred practice. As well as new advocates, foster carers, young people in need of care services and professionals working with them will find this a helpful tool for supporting children and young people to have a voice in decision-making.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
Define different types of advocacy
Explain the role and boundaries of a children’s advocate
Identify when children have a right to advocacy
Summarise how advocacy and a rights-based approach can help children achieve positive outcomes.
**This module can support progression to the Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy and other accredited Advocacy units. Ask us for more information.
The blended learning module includes a five hour group training and supporting e-learning resources. See our calendar for the next open course date, or book us to come and run the course for your team or group.
If you are an individual enrolling for a private group training, you should have a coupon code to enable you to enrol for free. Please contact your group organiser if you haven’t got the code. Your group organiser will let you know your training date and venue.