Homelessness: Advocacy and children’s rights

Our Always Heard helpline, regularly receives calls from Children who are, or are facing homelessness and often do not understand what should happen and who should support them. We speak to many professionals unaware of the legal processes which should be followed to safeguard Children facing homelessness.

Scarlett Cowling, Specialist Advocate 16+ and Outreach advocate, has developed our popular homelessness training into two online workshops covering an introduction into those rights, and how to advocate on for Children (Under 18) who are homeless.

The two sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss the experiences of Children who are homeless and the barriers they may face. We will discuss how professionals can advocate on behalf of, and utilise case law to ensure rights of Children who are homeless are upheld.

Who is this specialist training for?

Suitable for those with little to no knowledge on the topic, and for those who are interested in a refresher.

Important notes:

  • If you are registering your interest, this registers your commitment to both sessions. Session two will develop the learning in session one, so it is important you are able to attend both.
  • To ensure you are able to participate fully in the session, we ask that you are able to commit to one hour pre reading/activities prior to the session. Please do not sign up if you are unable to set this time aside prior to session one. Reading will be sent out in advance and you will be asked to bring this along to the workshops.
  • Please note, spaces are limited. Please do consider leaving the space free if you have already attended this training in person. If you are unfortunately not able to join this session, there will be new dates added in the future.

Trainer:

Scarlett Cowling

Expectation for participants

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