"In the UK, a series of public inquiries in the 1980s and 90s documented widespread systematic physical and sexual abuse by staff in Children’s homes over many years, which had been surrounded by a culture of collusion, neglect, indifference and silence on the part of staff. One of the most forceful lessons to emerge was that the abuse had been able to continue because children were denied any right to challenge what was happening to them. Their stories were not believed and they were denied access to any channels to help them articulate their concerns."
UNICEF Innocenti Insight
Promoting Children’s Participation in Democratic Decision-Making
Social Pedagogy is a pioneering approach being used across Europe, proposing an enlightened approach to raising vulnerable children within our society. It is believed that by nurturing a looked after child whether in foster care, residential or an educational setting, the focus should be on the welfare of the child and the building of stable, positive effective relationships that will in turn raise a stable positive adult.
This can be achieved by drawing on all our available skills using our knowledge, compassion, emotional nurturing, vocational and practical skills to give every vulnerable child a voice, a sense of worth and belief in themselves.
Our course THERAPEUTIC CARE: SOCIAL PEDAGOGY will guide you on how to
· Understand the underpinning of social pedagogy.
· To develop a setting based on the key aims of social pedagogy.
· To manage risk appropriately.
· To be able to work with other agencies to provide appropriate support
· Plan strategies, policies and procedures to enable a therapeutic setting, to work towards the ideal of social pedagogy.