See Me, Hear Me - Promoting the Rights of Disabled Children13 Feb 2013
26 February, Swansea
This one-day course from Children in Wales is free for practitioners in Convergence areas.
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities was ratified by the UK in June 2009. The purpose of the Convention is to "promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all person with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity." This marks a "paradigm shift" in attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities worldwide.
This training will explore how this Convention, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other documents can be used to promote the rights of disabled children to have the same access to everyday opportunities that non-disabled children take for granted.
Children in Wales is a joint sponsor in the Reach the Heights project which supports young people to gain skills for learning and employment through work experience and community-based opportunities. We have developed a number of training courses, funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) Convergence Programme 2007-13, and are pleased to offer FREE places to practitioners who work solely or predominantly in the Convergence region for West Wales and the Valleys . Similar courses may be available for those working in other areas of Wales, therefore, please contact Children in Wales for further details on 029 2034 2434.
This training has been developed and funded through the European Social Fund Convergence Fund.