Empowering Children and Young People Training

Duration: 60 minutes

The Empowering Children and Young People e-learning video explores the important role that children’s empowerment can play as a protective factor within organisational contexts. This is an important element of the Safeguarding Framework as identified by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and is often an area that many individuals and organisations struggle to comprehend and implement.

This e-Learning video is designed for those who work with children and young people in a parish, agency or entity context including:

  • Parish priest
  • Safeguarding Committee members
  • Pastoral associate
  • Sacramental Preparation Leaders
  • Youth Group Leaders
  • Children’s Liturgy Leaders
  • Children’s Choir Leaders

In this video we explore children’s rights and responsibilities as well as the legislative requirements in relation to children’s participation in organisations. Throughout the video, we demonstrate what child participation and engagement looks like in a parish context by using practical examples, hearing from children themselves, highlighting parish case studies, conducting a gap analysis of a parish group working directly with children as well as exploring the parish self-assessment tool.

Available resources relevant to this e-Learning video:

Australian Human Rights Commission 12 Key Rights in the Convention
Helping hand

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – Child friendly version
CPSL – A ‘how -to guide’ for engaging children and young people in conversations about safeguarding

Protection through participation: Involving children in child safe organisations

Taking us Seriously – report

Other Resources:

Template Parish or Entity Child Safety Assessment Tool
Gap Analysis activity

Encouraging the particiption of children and young people with decision making
Empowering children and young people

Consulting with Children and Young People