Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Training, Toolkit and Good Practice Examples

Child and Youth Participation Toolkit

Action Planning Examples

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To support an organisational culture change to facilitate greater child and youth participatory practice in Tusla and funded agencies.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the training participants will be able to: 

  1. Define what Participatory Practice is
  2. Apply the “Lundy Model of Participation” in their work
  3. Utilise the “Child and Youth Participation Toolkit”
  4. Develop their own participatory practice plan
  5. Demonstrate and share their learning

Following completion of Day 1 of the training, participants are invited to return for a follow-up half-day to discuss the experience of implementing learning and actions agreed on Day 1 of the training.

Target Group

This training is intended for all disciplines within Tusla Child and Family Agency, including staff and managers from Human Resources, Finance, Administration, Legal Services, Social Work, Family Support and Social Care, Educational Welfare Services, Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Services, Early Years Services and Residential Services.

Application Process

Courses will be advertised through Tusla Newscast, with course details available from ilearn@tusla. 

Details of the application process are contained in the Newscast.

Applying for training is not a guarantee of a place; you will be sent a confirmation email if you have received a place on training.

Full and complete attendance at Day 1 and the follow up half day is essential.

The email will contain the contact details of regional administration staff who are available to accept queries in relation to the training.

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