Saturday 27th May 2017 9.30am - 4.30pm

Advocacy Training (School Exclusions)

This one-day introductory session is for:

  • Parents and carers who want to gain the essential skills and knowledge to empower themselves.
  • Parents and carers that have children at risk of school exclusion or who have been excluded.
  • Community members, law students and legal practitioners who would like to develop their understanding of advocacy and school exclusions.
  • Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer advocate for Communities Empowerment Network and helping us meet the huge demand for our services.

What you will cover:

Understanding the point of view of the parent and child.

Understanding the school environment and types of exclusion that schools enforce.

Identifying when children are more likely to be at risk at of exclusion and the strategies to put in place to avoid exclusion.

Increasing your knowledge about the legal aspects of exclusion.

Understanding the importance of recording information and how to ask critical questions to prepare an effective case.

Cost: Free of charge, booking essential:

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Who should attend?

  • Parents and carers who want to gain the essential skills and knowledge to empower themselves.
  • Parents and carers that have children at risk of school exclusion or who have been excluded.
  • Community members, law students and legal practitioners who would like to develop their understanding of advocacy and school exclusions.
  • Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer advocate for Communities Empowerment Network and helping us meet the huge demand for our services.

What will I get out of the workshop?

  • Understand the parent’s and child’s perspective.
  • Understand the school environment and types of exclusion that schools enforce.
  • Identify when children are more likely to be at risk at of exclusion and the strategies to put in place to avoid Exclusion.
  • Increase your knowledge about the legal aspects of exclusion.
  • Understand the importance of recording information and how to ask critical questions to prepare an effective case.
  • The opportunity to become a CEN Volunteer Advocate or Empowerment Volunteer.

We have a huge demand for our training  and due to limited funding we are only able to hold a few of these workshops each year. Please do not book if you have attended before unless you need to review.

Who is providing this Advocacy Training?
Communities Empowerment Network (CEN) is an organisation based in London that is specifically funded to provide free independent expert advice, support and representation to parents and carers of children who are at risk of exclusion or have been excluded. Since 1999 CEN has worked and campaigned for equality and justice in education.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is free parking around the local area. It is also a four minute walk from Loughborough Junction station or a ten minute brisk walk from Brixton station. A number of buses go from outside Brixton station, you have to cross to the other side of the road from Brixton tube. You can take buses 35, 345  45 or P4. It takes 5 minutes and you need to alight at the Shakespeare Road stop on Coldharbour Lane.

Location
The entrance to Shakespeare Business Centre is on Shakespeare Road, here it intersects with Coldharbour Lane. You will see a railway bridge going over the road if you are coming from Brixton, the Business Centre is right by it. When you enter the courtyard of the Business Centre, walk to the far right hand end corner (West Wing) and enter the purple doors and come up to the first floor where you will find our office.

Is lunch provided?
CEN provide refreshments throughout the day (tea, biscuits, fruit etc). Participants either bring their own lunch, visit the supermarket across the road or go to the local shops and cafés around Brixton Market.

Who can I contact with any questions?
Please contact Luke on 020 7733 0297.

Is the ticket transferable?
No, the name on the registration ticket must match the attendee. Please ensure the correct name is on each ticket as keeping accurate records is a requirement of our funding.

How much is this training session?
The session is fully funded and free of charge.

How do I book?
Please book via eventbrite.co.uk