Date: Monday 12 November 2018
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm (Registration starts at 9:15am. Refreshment & lunch will be provided)
Venue: Children in Scotland Level 1, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ
Facilitator: Poverty Alliance
Cost: FREE (usually with a fee)
Who is this for? Management and operational staff who wish to have a better understanding of poverty issues and would like to identify ways in which they could engage more effectively with individuals and communities facing poverty and social exclusion.
Booking via eventbrite (max 2 per organisation):
The National Third Sector GIRFEC (NTSG) Project is pleased to offer, at no cost to participants, a training session on Monday 12th November 2018:Poverty Awareness and the Get Heard Scotland Programme. The training will be delivered by experienced fieldwork staff from Poverty Alliance. Tackling child poverty is core to the work of the children’s third sector in Scotland, through a range of approaches including family support, income maximisation and advice work, and campaigning.
The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 and the government’s Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22 ‘Every Child Every Chance’, provide national policy context for this training. As the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project, we aim to build trusted relationships across the third sector and beyond. We support children’s services organisations to strengthen their collective identity and impact to help get right for every child. In sponsoring this training, we hope that it will support our children’s services colleagues with up to date information on poverty in Scotland and its impacts, as well as generating ideas for action and engagement.
Following Poverty Awareness training in the morning, the afternoon session will focus on Get Heard Scotland, part of the government’s Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan. Get Heard Scotland aims to engage with people living on low incomes and those working on the issues in communities, in turn allowing more direct contributions to inform the development of anti - poverty policy. In summary, it aims to find out, from the perspective of those most closely affected, about what is working, what is not and what they would like to see changed.
Poverty Alliance has a key role in Get Heard Scotland and in the training session they will explain this in more detail. This includes supporting participants to be able to utilise a newly-developed toolkit to engage in discussions with individuals and families around their experiences of poverty. We hope that the training will be of interest to a wide range of organisations working with children and families across Scotland.
Spaces are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment. Look forward to seeing you on 12th November.