The Voice of the Child
The next Child Centred Policing Conference is to be held online on 19 October 2021. The programme will include the following
0930-1030 | Children’s Rights
This session will explore the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and how it can underpin child centred practice. We will look at:
- What the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is and why it is important
- Identifying how the general principles and particular rights align with the work you do
- Consider practical ways to promote and realise a children’s rights approach in practice
Speaker: Katherine Ennever, Children’s Rights Officer, Cornwall Council
1045-1145 | More than words: more than behaviour
Language and Communication skills are crucial. It’s hard to think of a situation where they’re not needed.
When difficulties in this area are unidentified, the consequences can be significant: on interactions, on education, on mental health, on regulating emotions, and ultimately on offending and reoffending.
This session will be an introduction to Speech, Language and Communication Needs:
- Identifying them
- How they apply to your role
- Strategies to support them
- Signposts to resources and local offers
Speaker: Gemma Creek, Devon YOT
1230-1330 | Home schooled children
Home education is a growing trend in the UK and worldwide. This presentation covers what research can tell us about home educators in the UK, including parents motivations for choosing to home educate, what home education ‘looks like’ . Find out about how home educators home educate and take a brief look at some examples from the serious case reviews that mention home education. Finally, what the research can tell us about the different types of family that home educate including Muslim home educator and gypsy traveller home educators.
Speaker: Joanna Merrett, Exeter University
1345-1445 | YIO Children in Care role
Karen Stephens is a Youth Intervention Officer in Plymouth currently piloting a new role for Children in care and care leavers. In this session she discusses the challenges of the role and how she is making a positive difference for young people in Plymouth.
Speaker: Karen Stephens