New training sessions for youth volunteers and workers

THOSE who work with young people are invited to take part in the next course of the Working with Youth People training programme.

The successful training programme has been running since the beginning of March last year and aims to raise awareness and provide a basic understanding of the issues identified throughout the training programme.

The programme provides those working with young people, both in a paid and voluntary capacity, with useful resources as well as information, advice and guidance.

By the end of the sessions, those attending will be equipped with the basic information and confidence to engage young people in discussions around these issues.

The next course is on Saturday 5 February and covers the topic of equalities. The session will cover the emergence of equality based legislation as well as dealing with a range of young people and considering their needs across the six equalities strands. Those who attend the course will also be given practical tips on ensuring inclusive activities and venues.

The free to attend course is open to anyone who works with or volunteers with young people aged 10-19 in a range of settings.

The training programme is a partnership initiative between Horsham District Council, Churches Together, Kingdom Faith, West Sussex Council for Voluntary Youth Service, and West Sussex Youth Service.

To book a place on the training session or for more information email community.development@horsham.gov.uk or call 01403 215207. Please book by Friday 28 January.