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Diversity and Inclusion

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 
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