01 October 2021
09:30 – 16:00

A one-day course 

Understanding and identifying what Transgender means can help to create a safe and supportive environment for those children & young people experiencing issues.

By the end of the course, participants will: 

  • Have gained knowledge of what transgender means
  • Understand the process of transition
  • Explore issues effecting transgender children and young people
  • Gain knowledge and skills for supporting transgender children and young people
  • Create an action plan to develop Transgender friendly environments

Who the course is aimed at?

Managers who are designing transgender friendly environments, such as schools, colleges and charities. Support staff who want to gain knowledge and skills for supporting children and young people who identify as transgender.

About the trainer 

Mike Mainwaring has worked with Children and Young People for over 20 years. Specialising in substance misuse, youth homelessness, participation and children’s rights. He is a qualified trainer and has trained children, young people and adults on substance misuse, LGBT issues, children’s rights, participation, dealing with difficult behaviour, safeguarding and child protection, Child Sexual Exploitation and boundaries. He has also developed and run youth lead research projects. He has worked in various settings such as street drug projects, residential rehabilitation, outreach work, play, youth work, managed housing projects and run youth councils. He has an art background, working with young people in distress through the medium of art and exhibiting his own work about social issues.