This track will take place on Wednesday
Difficult conversations with children - Peter Woods and Dani Knight
As Playworkers, we are so often the first port of call for children who want to talk about all manner of subjects. Some of these conversations can be tricky, so
please come and enjoy our interactive workshop around having difficult conversations with Children. We will have a strong focus on internet safety- talking to children about being safe online and the
possible dangers they might encounter. We will also be focusing on self-harm- what to do if children disclose self-harm and how to effectively converse with them around this. The final focus will be
around sex and relationships- making sure delegates feel confident to talk to children about these subjects.
TIME: 9:30-10:45 LENGTH: 1 hour 15 minutes
Diversity in the setting - Audrey Bobb
Diversity - What does it mean? Exploring diversity in our settings: Festivals & Celebrations, Resources, Staffing, Practical
Activities for the children, Parents & You! Session will include a resource pack and a display table
TIME: 10:45-11:45 LENGTH: 1 hour
Play my way? Play for SEN, ASC and PMLD - Kyle Richmond
How do young people with autism spectrum condition play? Do they want to play if "they aren't interested in social interactions"? How do they play when they
“don’t do imaginative play”? “UNSTRUCTURE?! You can’t do that!”
They can! You can!
How do young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties play? Can you rough play with the most physically vulnerable young people? “YOU CAN’T THROW A
THERAPY BALL AT THEM”
You can! It’s fun! (Just not too hard)
This talk will be a culmination of years of work and joyful experience of working with a vast spectrum of professionals and young people with varying degrees of
learning difficulties and physical impairments often combined with behaviours that challenge.
TIME: 11:45-13:15 LENGTH: 1.5 hours
Cultural competence and marginalised communities - Terezia Rostas & Patrick Meleady
How to foster an environment of inclusion .
Building trust and relationships
Cultural Competence vs Cultural Humility ( recognising and accepting we all have our own bias )
Families and children's experience from a marginalised background with services .
Learn about the inequalities that some of the most marginalised communities are exposed to and how you can support them through play and through your role.( Children of the North report ) and Care
for Young People's Future ongoing mentoring, workshops to advocate against inequalities.
How is Pitsmoor Adventure Playground an equal place for all and advocating for our children's safety and wellbeing through play.
TIME: 13:15-14:15 LENGTH: 1 hour