This free course, Working with diversity in services for children and young people, will provide you with an understanding of the ways in which diverse and intersecting social identities structure the lives and experiences of children and young people, and the implications of those identities for professional practice. Although designed primarily for those working with or supporting children or young people, whether in a paid or voluntary role, it will also be of interest to those who wish to improve their understanding of services for children and young people.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
demonstrate an understanding of some of the ways in which diverse and intersecting social identities structure the lives and experiences of children and young people
show an awareness of the relevance of theories of diversity and intersectionality for everyday practice with children and young people
reflect critically on the implications for your own practice of the diverse social identities of the children and young people that you work with or support
demonstrate an awareness of some practical strategies for working in an inclusive and participatory way with children and young people.
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