At Coram Voice, we know how important it is that all young people are supported to achieve the best possible outcomes as they move into adulthood, and that this can be a particularly challenging time for young people with disabilities. Without the right support and planning, the transition from children’s to adults services can become more difficult than necessary, having a negative impact on the young person’s wellbeing, happiness and outcomes. That’s why we want to support advocates and other professionals to help make the transition for young people with disabilities as smooth as possible, by providing these free advocacy training workshops.
The sessions will provide an opportunity to reflect on the challenges disabled young people may face at times of transition, and how we can support them to make this process smoother, by ensuring that their rights are upheld. This will include exploring some of the different legislation which relates to the transition process, and considering what tools we have to advocate for young people, and promote good practice on a practical level.
26 November 2020
16 and 23 February 2021
- To ensure you are able to participate fully in the session, we ask that you are able to commit to one hour for completing pre reading/activities prior to each session. Please do not sign up if you are unable to set this time aside during the few days prior to each workshop. Reading and resources will be sent in advance and you will be asked to bring this along to the event.
- Participants must attend both sessions. Spaces are limited: For those external to Coram Voice, there is currently no cost to join these sessions.
- Places will be offered on a first come first served basis, with the exception that we may have to limit places to one person per organization, if the workshops are oversubscribed.
- Joining instructions will be distributed once places are confirmed.
- This is not a general introduction to advocacy for children with disabilities or non instructed advocacy, which is covered in a separate training. The content of these workshops may be challenging for those with no experience of non instructed advocacy.
Emma Robinson, Specialist Advocate for Children and Young People with Disabilities