Free Unicef UK Training for Redbridge Voluntary Groups

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Friday, 23 September, 2022

Unicef UK have partnered with Redbridge Council and its partners including Redbridge CVS to bring the Unicef Child Friendly Cities and Communities Programme to the borough. This will mean that over the course of the next three to five years, the specialist Unicef UK team will support Redbridge Council and its partners to embed a children’s rights approach in the planning and delivery of public services for children and young people.

As part of this partnership Unicef UK have made available a suite of training to help partners across Redbridge embed a Child’s Rights Based Approach into their work.

The training below is free and open to all voluntary and community groups in Redbridge.

If you would like to attend any training, please contact Parminder Kular at Redbridge Council on Parminder.Kular@redbridge.gov.uk for forthcoming training dates. 

Children’s Rights in Practice: An Introduction

Join child rights experts from UNICEF UK for a practical and interactive introduction to children’s rights as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and get to:

  • Hear more about Redbridge’s journey towards international recognition as a UNICEF UK Child Friendly Community
  • Improve your understanding of children’s rights
  • Explore the meaning and principles of a child rights-based approach
  • Learn how to apply a child rights-based approach to your work and make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in Redbridge.

Training is delivered via Microsoft Teams in two parts. Each part is two hours and you must attend both Part A and Part B to complete the course.

Children’s Rights in Practice: engaging children and young people as equal partners

Join child and youth participation experts from UNICEF UK for an interactive training session that will bring the concepts of participation and engagement to life:

  • Refresh your knowledge of children’s rights and how applying them to your work with children and young people in Redbridge can result in improved outcomes
  • Improve your understanding of the principles that underpin meaningful participation and engagement and explore creative participation methods to use in your work
  • Learn to identify the barriers that prevent children and young people from participating, as well as the tools and approaches that can help remove them.

Note: You must have already completed introductory child’s rights training with UNICEF UK to take part.

Children’s Rights in Practice: policy and strategy (Child’s Right Impact Assessment)

Join child rights experts from UNICEF UK for a practical introduction to carrying out child’s rights impact assessments (CRIAs).
This two-hour online course will:

  • Refresh your knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and a child rights-based approach
  • Set out how a CRIA can help you take a child rights-based approach to your work in Redbridge
  • Walk you through how to carry out a CRIA using UNICEF UK templates and step-by step guidance.

Note: You must have already completed introductory child rights training with UNICEF UK to take part.

CFC Shorts 

CFC Shorts are monthly meetings with Unicef UK to share next practice on specialist topics such as youth engagement, action planning and safeguarding. The sessions are an our long and take place on the third Wednesday of each month. They are open to all officers, partner and young people in the borough and are virtual via Teams.

The next few sessions will be:

  • Wednesday 19 October 2022 (2-3pm) – The Unicef Child Friendly Communities Recognition process
  • Wednesday 16 November 2022 (2-3pm) - Creative consultation with children and young people
  • Wednesday 21 December 2022 (2-3pm) - Developing child friendly resources.

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