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Cultural Competence in Working with Children & Young People

Event Code CH 20/673
Event Description This one day course is for social workers and other children’s services staff including IPEH.

The Children Act, 1989, Working Together to Safeguard Children, and other national and local policies requires you when working with children to have due regard for their cultural needs, including religion, ethnicity, language and background.

In order to improve outcomes for this aspect of your work with children and families, you, as a practitioner, need to be aware of the concepts of culture, identity, discrimination, self-concept, and culturally sensitive practice.

You need to be aware of your own internal processes of “constructing” the child or family’s culture, what factors help or hinder, and the importance of supporting families in creating and communicating their own identity in a variety of situations, whilst ensuring the child’s welfare remains paramount at all times.

The course has been designed in a way that the learning can be immediately applicable in practice and enhanced on an on-going basis as attendees gain experience.

This course provides the opportunity for you to engage in active learning and planning so that there is an identifiable impact on your practice.

Residential staff and foster carers, please note: Those who have completed the course Equality, Diversity and Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Working with Children (Foster Carers) need not apply for this Cultural Competence course.
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMapInternal LA costPVI/Care Provider costPartnership costExternal cost
Session 1Thursday
5 March 2020
09:30 - 16:30Worthing - Centenary HouseFestival£0£0£100
Subject areas Children and Young People
Target audience
Children Services
target audience
Course Owner Learning and Development Admin (learninganddevelopment@westsussex.gov.uk)
Trainers
Rahul Chacko
tutors
Training objectives The aim of this course is for you, as a practitioner to analyse, discuss and demonstrate your understanding of the complex factors involved in culturally sensitive work, to recognise your own role in constructing the identity of others, and what external factors influence this process.

You will develop strategies to apply to a variety of situations in daily practice, use tools to support these strategies, and ensure that cultural competence is demonstrated in your written work and records.