Article 42 of the UNCRC states that all adults and children should know about the UNCRC. In the Concluding Observations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2008, the committee said that the Welsh Assembly Government should make sure that the rights in the UNCRC are known and understood by adults and children and that there must be training on the UNCRC for all adults working with children including the police, immigration workers, the media, teachers, health professionals, social workers and childcare workers.

If children and young people are going to be able to exercise their rights fully, then all professionals affecting children and young people need to understand the UNCRC and how to take a child rights approach to their work
For more information on why people need training on the UNCRC go to Raising Awareness on Children’s Rights in Wales page.

This includes:
• front line staff such as teachers, doctors and nurses, childcare workers and police officers
• planning and policy makers at local, regional and national levels
• professions who don’t come into direct contact with children and young people but whose work impacts on the lives of children and young people such as professionals involved in town planning, architecture, marketing, press and media, retail and leisure services

This section contains resources directly tailored to each professional group, allowing you to download a short training package which could be delivered to practitioners from any of the above groups plus many more. If there isn’t a training package either directly for your professional group or one that you feel is close enough to your profession to use, please contact Save the Children and let us know. We can’t guarantee to provide a suitable training package but we will if we can.

Contact details for Save the Children

Training packages (links to download):
Some people might fall under more than one professional group. For example social workers working with their local YOT or the media officer with a playwork charity. If this is the case for you, and you are not sure which one applies, then please look at both or ring us on .

 With each PowerPoint slide there are Key Learning Points and descriptions of the activities. In order to access these you will need to save the PowerPoint presentation to your computer and then open in ‘normal’ view. In order to save either the PowerPoint or Course Outline, go to ‘File’ and ‘Save as’.

Front line workers
Police (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Immigration and asylum workers and officials (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Media (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Teachers (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Physical health professionals (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Mental health professionals (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Social workers, field and residential (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Childcare workers (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Youth justice workers (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Youth workers (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Play workers
Participation workers
Engagement officers
Family law officials
Advocates/ mediators for children and young people

Planning and Policy makers
Youth justice (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Education (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Health (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Social care (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Childcare (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Planning (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Transport (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Economic development (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Community development (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Leisure (course outline) (PowerPoint)
Children and young people’s partnerships (course outline) (PowerPoint)

Other professions
Marketing and advertising professionals

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