We encourage collaboration and developing a shared vision whether this is on a local level or community of interest level. Supporting parents and carers, disabled children, young people, young adults and, minority ethnic groups.
We are passionate in supporting individuals and groups to recognise their skills and expertise and the value they bring to making positive changes to their families, communities and society on a whole. Taking roles as peer supporters, champions, ambassadors and future leaders for change.
We can help you in many areas such as::
- Community Engagement and Participation Projects
- Developing communication and community engagement plans
- Researching community needs and reviewing current provisions to maximise their reach and impact.
- Conduct community consultations and focus groups
- Delivering Parent/Carer courses and training and specific training to BME Parent/Carers
- Developing Specific Community Support Groups and Peer Support Networks
- Developing and supporting children and young people as Ambassadors
- Supporting Equality and Diversity Delivery
Every Child Does Matter
This training involves group discussions, guidance’s, reflective practice activities and self assessment evaluations. You can contact us for more details .The training covers:
- Prejudices, stereotypes and assumptions.
- The role of the practitioner in implementing anti-discriminatory practice
- Developing further understanding of binary and multiple discrimination and inequalities.
- Multi-cultural awareness within an anti-discriminatory framework
- Considering and applying legislation and policies relating to equalities
- Developing inclusive policies and practice
- Planning and implementing anti discriminatory practice
- To explore the inclusiveness of the foundation stage principles
- Importance of monitoring and evaluation
Putting the SEN Code into Practice
The course will provide an opportunity to increase understanding in regards to inclusion whilst facilitating disability equality and attitudinal change working collaboratively towards an agreed Code of Practice..
This course will support participants to:
Support disabled children and families access to childcare, out of school provisions, leisure facilities, short breaks project, supporting participants to reflect upon current service provision and support the competence, confidence and knowledge of practitioners
Some of the areas covered in the course are:
- What is a Code of Practice and how can this be implemented
- The Legislation & Sen
- The Sen Code of Practice
- Responsibilities of settings in relation to SEN & Disability
- Facilitating RESPECT principles
- Partnership working with parents/carers and local pathways
Working together to improve childcare and partnership working with disabled children and their families
This course has been developed to support Disabled Children’s Access to Childcare, Leisure facilities, Youth groups, Short Breaks and many other services. It is suitable for a range of stakeholders, practitioners including parents/carers to improve the access, inclusion and participation in play schemes, childcare, short breaks, leisure and recreational activities for disabled children, young people and their families.
This course supports participants to:
- Consult, involve and increase the participation of disabled children and their families.
- Increase awareness of National Include Me TOO Charter of Rights for Disabled Children and Young People and its impact on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Every Child Matters.
- Identify, understand and break down the barriers to inclusion and participation, and challenge negative attitudes.
The following course content includes:
- Creating an inclusive environment
- Removing barriers to inclusion
- Promoting services to disabled children and their families
- Increasing access
- Improving communication
- Guidance’s and intervention plans.
- Case studies
All ABOUT ME’ Communication Passport
This course has been developed to support practitioners and parents/carers to confidently complete and develop ‘All ABOUT ME’ Communication Passports.
The training covers:
- What is a communication Passport and how they can be an effective resource in supported disabled children and young people with additional needs and requirements.
- How to develop a communication passport
- How to complete the ‘All ABOUT ME’ Communication Passports template.
- Guidance and resources to assist developing communication passport, including best practice principals, practical tips to make effective Communication Passports.
- Disabled children and young people rights to participate and be included.
- Provides ‘All ABOUT ME’ Communication Passports templates
- Include Me TOO has been introducing the concept of the communication passport to many early years practitioners, out of school groups, short breaks providers and parents and carers through our training courses. The Communication Passport has been very well received as both practitioners and parents/carers have agreed it would be an invaluable resource for everyone to get to know the child, support the child, communicate effectively with the child and ensure inclusion, equality and a greater awareness regarding disability and how to remove the barriers.
Include Me TOO has developed and designed a universal ALL ABOUT ME Communication Passport which is holistic and has a universal purpose. Include Me TOO recognise the Communication Passport is an invaluable tool that can be utilised by early years providers, short breaks providers, schools, hospitals etc... to support and understand the needs of disabled children and young people and provide inclusive services.
The template has been developed via consultation, desktop research and through the discussions/ideas shared by disabled children/young people, parents and carers and special schools (including speech and language therapists) with Include Me TOO.
The training is half a day course. The course is also available as a one day course for parents and carers.
Getting the Best for Our Children
This course has proven to be very popular and useful to parents, carers, practitioners and service providers.
The course underpins good practice to Real Representation and Real Participation by sharing practical methods and sharing real case studies. Parents and Carers have benefited by having an increased access to information, support and increased awareness about their children’s rights.
The course provides participants with skills and knowledge, increasing their involvement in service delivery and planning to meet the needs of their children and family.
Include Me TOO supports the evolving model of parent partnership and forums by providing 4 training sessions for parents/carers. Additionally evaluation and a report of the discussions and feedback resulting from the course sessions are developed and presented to participants and organising body.
The training supports the Championing the Rights of Disabled Children Handbook and the Respect code of practice. The course is ideal in supporting and enhancing parents and carers roles as Champions for their children and will provide an insight to the role of being a representative. The aim of the training will also be to identify parents/carers who could become peer mentors and participate on interview and commissioning panels.
Disabled Children Inclusion and Participation
This course will support practitioners to reflect upon current service provision and maximise the involvement, participation and inclusion of Disabled Children and Young People. The course will provide an opportunity to increase understanding in regards to inclusion whilst facilitating disability equality and attitudinal change.
This course supports practitioners to:
• Consult, involve and increase the participation of disabled children.
• Develop inclusive and disability equality policies in compliance with current legislation.
• Increase awareness of National Include Me TOO Charter of Rights for Disabled Children and Young People and its impact on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Every Child Matters.
• Identify, understand and break down the barriers to inclusion and participation, and challenge negative attitudes.
Effective engagement and partnership working with BME Families, Communities and Groups
Include Me TOO supports many local authorities, national organisations and various departments with advice and support in regards to increasing the involvement and participation of BME families and communities and supporting their diverse needs and requirements.
This training course combines the skills and knowledge in regards to this area, providing participants with an excellent opportunity to increase their skills in effective engagement and partnership working with BAME families and communities.
This course provides information and support regarding methods of effective engagement, involvement and inclusion of BAME and other marginalised communities in accessing various service provisions. Also increasing their participation and representation in supporting service delivery.
- Training/consultancy to support local and national application and strategies
- Resources, tools, training and access to support delivery and impact.
- Access to a vast network of communities and key stakeholders
- Specialism in supporting BME communities & families
- Establishing Beacons of Good Practice and mentors to share learning and skills
- Support in the completion of Equality Impact Assessments in relation to disabled children and young people