Total Respect is a national training course, designed with the help of young people in care, about being in care. It aims to help adults understand the needs and experiences of children and young people in care, how we can listen to children and young people, act on their wishes and feelings, and what we need to do to make sure this is effective. Total Respect is unique in that care-experienced young people co-deliver the training. It is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for staff and counsellors to learn from young people themselves whilst developing their skills and knowledge to actively promote childrenðs rights and participation.
By the end of the two and a half day course you will have: ðUnderstood in detail the experience of being a child or young person looked after. ðClarified your and your organisationðs roles and responsibilities. ðExplored how you and your organisation can respond to children and young peopleðs needs. ðExplored how listening to children and young people and a childrenðs rights perspective can help you achieve this. ðDeveloped an action plan about making changes.