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Specialist Advisers for Inclusion and Diversity

Who are the Specialist Advisers?

The Specialist Advisers are a national team who support District, County and Regional Scouting to ensure it is inclusive, accessible and as diverse as the communities in which we live.

We are a resource, a sounding board, a listener and supporter for anyone seeking guidance around diversity and inclusion in Scouting. The Specialist Advisers offer a safe, trusted space for adults in Scouting to be able to discuss challenging and sensitive issues that may not feel comfortable to discuss elsewhere.

As a team we have a range of professional and Scouting expertise; and each possess a genuine passion and enthusiasm for supporting Scouting For All. Practically in each of our regions we can offer training; support and guidance, and strategic input.

What can the team offer?
The team can deliver a variety of workshops, equipping adults in Scouting with practical skills, knowledge and confidence to support inclusive Scouting. A core feature of all sessions explores effective communication. 

To request support from the SAID Team contact diversity.inclusion@scouts.org.uk

Workshops available 2017-2018 include:

1. Making reasonable adjustments: supporting Scouting for all

A practical introduction to making reasonable adjustments to support the full participation of disabled young people within the Section.

Time:  60-90 minutes

Audience:   Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders, Groups Scout Leaders and DC's

The workshop will cover the following;

2. LGBT+ Awareness

A practical introduction to ensuring that Scoutnig offers a welcoming environment where all young people are comfortable to be themselves.

Time:   60-90 minutes

Audience:   Anyone (including Young Leaders)

This workshop will cover the following;

3. Deaf-friendly Scouting

A practical introduction to supporting young people who are deaf to fully participate in Scouting, and tips and hints for adpating your Scouting to include young people with a variety of communication needs.

Time:   60-90 minutes

Audience:   Anyone (including Young Leaders)

The workshop will cover the following;

4. Autism Awareness

A practical introduction to supporting the full participation of young people on the autism spectrum in Scouting.

Time:   60-90 minutes

Audience:   Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders, Group Scout Leaders and Young Leaders

The workshop will cover the following;

5. Introduction to Inclusivity

An introduction to inclusion and diversity within Scouting. This session can be particularly useful to start a day of training. Or as part of the local planning process to help shape how you can meet your growth targets and ensure that local Scouting is truly reflective of the community.

Time:   60-90 minutes

Audience:   Group Scout Leader, DC's, CC's

The workshop will cover the following;

6. Mental health: supporting young people's emotional wellbeing and resilience in Scouting

An introduction to mental health, emotional wellbeing and resilience. This session explores the risk factors, how Scouting can support emotionall wellbeing and resilience, and what to do if youd have a specific concern about a young person.

Time:   60-90 minutes

Audience:   Anyone

This workshop will cover the following;

7. Introduction to Gender Identity

An introduction to non-binary gender identity; how best to effectively support young people in Scouting and practically create welcoming environments.

Time:   60-90 minutes

Audience:   Anyone (including Young Leaders)

This workshop will cover the following;

To request SAID Team support contact diversity.inclusion@scouts.org.uk

There is no charge for training delivered by the SAID Team. Please note SAID is a small team of volunteers so advance booking is recommended.



 

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