Internet use and the impact on children’s rights

This event is hosted by Children in Wales.

Children in Wales Networking event

Thursday, 4 February 2021
10:00am – 11:30am

Virtual, via Zoom
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In the lead up to Safer Internet Day on the 9th February 2021, Children in Wales will be hosting it’s second FREE networking event.

Mike Mainwaring, one of our highly experienced trainers with extensive experience in children’s rights and participation, will be delivering a presentation focusing on how children and young people’s internet use may impact upon children’s rights. Mike will speak in detail about a handful of key articles from the UNCRC discussing, from a children’s rights perspective, the opportunities and threats the internet poses to children and young people.

Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for discussion and networking in smaller groups

The event is FREE and spaces will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Part of the event will be recorded so if you cannot attend, or are not successful in reserving a place, we will upload the presentation onto our website after the event.

Please note that by signing up for this event you agree for your name, organisation and email address to be shared with other delegates after the event.

Social Workers in Hospitals, 10th February

Local authorities in Wales often locate teams of social workers in hospitals to carry out discharge planning for older people who will require ongoing care and support in order to leave hospital. This webinar on 10th February, 11am, presents findings from research on one such team, including the challenges of social work practice in this uniquely testing environment, core values, and the wider potential for the role in health protection and preventing re-admission. Register now.

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Getting Our Voices Heard, 20th January

Getting our Voices Heard is the the fifth and final webinar in our Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL) series, taking place on 20th January at 11am. Led by Queen’s University Belfast, this research project looked at how people with learning disabilities, and their organisations, influence the specific policy and procedural area of adult safeguarding.

Register now.

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How to involve young people and children in the design and conduct of research

This event is being hosted by DECIPHer.

Date: 28 January 2021
Time: 10:00 – 12:30

This interactive online training session, run in partnership with DECIPher and ALPHA (DECIPher’s research advisory group of young people) is for researchers who wish to involve children and young people in the design and conduct of their research.

LeadHerShip with Le-Chun Lindsay

Le-Chun Lindsay, the first woman to be Managing Director of GE Aviation Wales, joins us for our first #LeadHerShip event of 2021. Register now to hear about her impressive career in leading roles across the globe, from working with the US Government to running Wales’ largest industrial company, and her advocacy for diversity and equality.

Date: Monday 10th February
Time: 5pm – 6pm

Despite progress, women continue to be under-represented in positions of power and leadership in Government, Business and public life. #LeadHerShip aims to ensure that women become better represented in such decision-making roles and provide women with a platform so that their voices are heard, and they are inspired to see themselves as future leaders.Register now to be inspired by, and have an opportunity to ask about, Le-Chun’s incredible career journey as a woman in leadership.

Join us for our first online LeadHerShip event of 2021 with La-Chun Lindsay and hear all about her impressive career in leading roles across the globe from US Government to running Wales’ largest industrial company, GE Aviation Wales.

Supervision: A Model for Practice

18 & 19 March 2021

A two-day course
Our ability to work with others is, in part, dependent on the quality of support and supervision we receive. This course is designed for individuals who have responsibility for supervising other members of staff. Participants will be able to link together the identification of training and supervision needs, support and appraisal, in a systematic and coherent package, which will be of benefit to the individual and the organisation.

By the end of the course participants will have:
Explored the meaning and purpose of staff development and how it links with job satisfaction and motivation
Identified a range of opportunities for staff development from induction, supervision, mentoring to training
Identified and practiced the skills involved in providing effective supervision
Considered some of the barriers – personal and organisational – to effective supervision and ways of overcoming these
Explored how supervision prepares for, and links with, appraisal
Begun to develop a strategy for implementing and/or improving supervision and staff development in their organisation.


Members: Individuals and Small Organisations: Discounted rate £170.00

Members: Statutory and large voluntary organisations: Discounted rate £195.00

Non-member: Individuals and Small Organisations £215.00

Non-member: Statutory and Large Voluntary Organisations £245.00

Promoting the identity of children and young people in care

This event is being hosted by CoramBAAF.

28 January 2021 | Online – delivered via Zoom

This open course is for social workers, foster carers and others who support children and young people to understand their heritage and develop their personal, social and cultural identity. It looks at how trauma can impact the child’s view of themselves and how to encourage and support the child to develop resilience.

If you have any queries about these or any other courses please contact the Training Team at or call 020 7520 2043.