What will this training course be like?
There will be 8-12 children and young people in each course and 2 staff from our charity (they will run the training). Together we will do different activities which are about children’s rights and being heard and respected.
The training will take place online so you will need access to a computer or Tablet. We will use Zoom.
You will not have to take part in any activities you don’t want to but we will ask you to remain in our Zoom room. If you don’t feel like taking part in any activities, you can just sit back and listen to what others say.
During the training we will not ask you any personal questions. We will respect you and we will listen to you. The atmosphere will be relaxed and we will do our very best to make sure the training is fun!
After the course we will ask you to complete a short online survey to let us know what you thought about the training. This will be anonymous (we will not ask for your name). Hearing your views and ideas will help us make the course better for others.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes! Every child and young person who takes part in this training will get a certificate of achievement from Article 39. It will have your name, the name of the course, the date and a short description of what you have studied on the course.
Can I take part?
You can take part if:
- You live in England; and
- You are under the age of 25 years; and
- At some point in the past you needed help to be heard, included and respected when adults (other than your family) were making decisions about you. This could mean, for example, that when you were a child you had a social worker, you were excluded from school, you had contact with the police or you spent time in a children’s home, hospital or prison; and
- You have access to a computer or Tablet and can join us using Zoom.
If you are unsure if you can take part, please feel free to contact us and we will help you figure this out – email@example.com
When is this training happening?
We have three dates so far:
- Tuesday 25 January 2022, 5.30-7.30pm via Zoom
- Wednesday 23 February 2022, 5-7pm via Zoom
- Monday 7 March 2022, 5.30-7.30pm via Zoom
We will do our best to group children and young people so that those taking part are of similar age or have similar experiences.
Why is it called the John Kemmis children’s rights training course?
John Kemmis worked with and for children and young people for over 50 years. He was deeply committed to children’s rights and wanted every child to be respected, listened to and safe. He had very difficult experiences while at boarding school as a child, and this made him stand up for children throughout his adult life. Very sadly, John died from cancer in 2018. His grown-up sons, Oliver and Luke, are raising money for our charity so we can run this course and do lots of other great things to protect children’s rights. We think John was a real children’s rights champion and we want to follow his example and inspire others. We hope you will join us!