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A new guide to help employers improve their team's communication and engagement skills with children and young people has been published.

Communicating and engaging with young people follows employer feedback asking for support in this area. The guide, created by the Children's Workforce Developemnt Fund (CWDC), builds on key learning outcomes from projects funded through our Participation Fund, and includes tips on how best to help staff and volunteers improve their skills in this area. 

Alice Taylor, Senior Project Manager for Participation, said:

"Our Participation Fund  programme ran between 2007 and 2010, with the aim of encouraging young people's involvement in workforce reform.

"Over the last three years, we've built up a great insight and learned many valuable lessons about the best ways to communicate and engage with children and young people. This new guide  pulls together all the best bits, including some really great examples of good practice."

This guide is by no means an exhaustive one, but we do think it's a fantastic starting point for you to develop solutions that best suit your own organisation and community." 

For further information and to download the guide go to: http://www.cwdcouncil.org.uk/employers/communication-and-engagement

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