Northern Ireland lawyers invited to complete children’s rights training
The Children’s Law Centre (CLC) has launched a new series of courses on children’s rights aimed at legal practitioners in Northern Ireland as well as young people, carers and non-legal professionals.
The three initial training courses — with a 15 per cent discount for booking all three — are:
- Advocating on Behalf of Children in Need, 9th November 2023
- Article 21: Rights of Homeless Young People, 13th November 2023
- Voice of the Child in Legal Proceedings, 27th November 2023
Paul Hamilton, the law centre’s training and engagement co-ordinator, said: “There has been a serious regression in children’s rights over the past decade. We’ve seen this in numerous reports and, at CLC, we’re seeing the impact of that through our advice services and legal work.
“There has never been a more important time to ensure people are aware of and understand children’s rights, whether that’s parents and carers, professionals and practitioners, or children and young people themselves.
“At CLC we believe children’s rights change children’s lives. Our training will aim to give people the knowledge and skills they need to use the rights framework as a tool to change the lives of children and young people.
“We’re also keen to listen to the needs of those who work in the human rights and children’s sector to ensure our training is as effective as possible. That’s why we’re asking people to complete our short training needs assessment. We can also design bespoke training that’s specific for a particular organisation. Simply contact us to discuss how we can help.”
More information can be found on the CLC website.