Child centered Working - A professional approach
1 day course
The child-centered approach is an application within the field of child development that allows the child to make their own choices in matters that affect their lives and establish their own ideas towards promoting competent communication and learning.
This child centered approach is fundamental to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every child. A child centered approach means keeping the child in focus when making decisions about their lives and working in partnership with them and their families/carers.
Learning outcomes from this course:
- To have a clear understanding of child centered working when making decisions about a child or young person's life.
- Knowledge and understanding of play theory and be able to recognise different play types
- Awareness of the UN convention on the rights of the child. Particularly articles 3, 12, 13 and 31
- Understanding how to consult creatively and effectively with children.
- Understanding the value of children and young people's participation in matters that affect their lives.
- To value an inclusive approach to working with children and young people.
Module 1: Child Centered
- What does it mean?
- Building your service around the child
- Every Child Matters
- The Children's act 1989 and 2004 -Consulting/Listening/Hearing/Acting -Examples of good practice.
Module 2: Play
- What does play mean?
- Where play happens
- Freeplay vs structured play
- Play types -S.P.I.C.E
- Play deprivation and its effects
- Play theory
- Loose parts theory
Module 3: Children’s Rights
- UN Convention on the rights of the child
- Particular articles (3,12,13 and 31)
- Wants and Needs game
- Conflict resolution
Module 4: Participation and Consultation
- Theory and research
- Ladder of participation
- Consulting with children and young people
Module 5: Inclusion
- Valuing Inclusion
- Language and communication
- Adaption/ reasonable adjustments