Equality and Diversity A Trauma Informed Perspective


Brief overview of legal and policy requirements. Introduction to the basic premises of anti-discriminatory and anti-racist practice concentrating on personal experience and real-life examples. Traumatised, hard to reach and marginalised children and young people’s own experience of discrimination and how to recognise and respond to this. How to sensitively respond to the discriminatory views that some children and young people may hold, including how this may develop and what function such views may have for them.

Teaching Methods

Course material provided will be delivered via description and dialogue by the facilitator supported by power point slides. There is a strong emphasis on practice skills and development and group participation is encouraged throughout and essential to participant learning. This will include video clips, group and small group exercises and examples from and for practice development.

Length of Course

This is a one day training course lasting four to six hours depending on organisational and attendee needs and requirements.


Any appropriately sized room with a projector, screen and flip chart

Group Size

Minimum group size 6. Can be taught to up to 30 at one time.

Who will benefit/target audience

This training day will be of significant use and helpfulness to anyone working with children and young people in a range of contexts and particularly traumatised, vulnerable and hard to reach populations. A variety of levels of knowledge and experience of equality and diversity is expected and this course can be offered at a variety of levels.

Main benefits

This course allows participants to gain a basic knowledge of the policy and legislative field. It focuses on our own personal experience of equality and diversity and allows us to explore our own values and views in a safe space, so we are more able to challenge ourselves and others. Provides an understanding of the complexities of traumatised, hard to reach and marginalised children and young people’s own experience of inequality and discrimination and ways to consider and work with this.


The power point presentation will be made available after the training A list of readings and resources will be provided at the end of the power point

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Lead Associate/Associate Skills, Knowledge

The lead associate has extensive experience of equality and diversity practice and training. All our trainers are professionally qualified practitioners with a wide variety of skills as trainers, lecturers and educators. They offer extensive theory to practice knowledge and experience and include psychotherapists, consultant nurses and social workers, psychologists, related health professionals and service managers.

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