education

We offer nationwide free education sessions to groups of children and young people or those working with them.

While all education sessions are free, we do appreciate koha towards the funding of our service. We kindly ask those requesting education sessions outside Auckland to reimburse our travel costs. In addition, all confirmations are subject to availability on a first-come-first-served basis. All our education sessions are delivered by an experienced educator with extensive legal knowledge.

I would like to request a speaker / legal seminar / workshop

Do I need to complete this form? It may be easier to give us a call... freephone 0800 UTHLAW (0800 884 529) from anywhere in New Zealand.

An asterix (*) means required info. Your information is absolutely confidential. See our confidentiality requirements in our Code of Ethics.

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Type of session you're looking for:  Professional Development for staff Interactive workshop All day seminar / training Talk
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We regret that it is not possible to cater for education requests without at least two weeks' notice. Additional notice will increase availability and session quality.

 I would like to arrange a regular time / slot

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I or my organisation can provide:  Whiteboard & pens / eraser Data projector & computer Data projector only Light catering (all-day sessions) Photocopying

I understand that while all legal education provided by YouthLaw is free of charge, we do kindly ask that those requesting legal education are able to meet our travel costs in the form of a reasonable koha. All koha is gratefully received. We welcome petrol vouchers, or alternatively we can invoice organisations.

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Interactive workshops

Usually delivered to children and young people themselves, our interactive workshops are designed to be fun but also informative and educational. We can provide a general introduction to law or rights or focus on a specific area depending on the needs of participants. Workshops are highly flexible and can be provided regularly or on a roational basis such as on school health days. We can also cater to groups with specific needs, such as young people in the care of Child Youth and Family, or those with experiences of mental illness. We can also send publications for a particular event or open day – see a list of our publications.

Training sessions

Training sessions are intended to teach a specific skill to small, motivated groups of individuals. This could include submission writing for a youth council, youth advocacy for youth workers or youth counsellors, or guidance on confidentiality and privacy requirements for guidance counsellors and school nurses. We have also provided training to lawyers and school Boards of Trustees.  Usually 3-8 hours including breaks is needed for training sessions to be effective, dependent on the subject area and level of detail required. Can be delivered in a series if preferred.

Professional development

Professional development sessions primarily seek to persuade teachers why student need rights and the importance of rights-based and human rights education. Such approaches in the classroom can impact on school ethos, student behaviour, and most importantly, quality of learning. Sessions can be adapted for other professions by detailing YouthLaw’s experiences working with young people, legal issues for young people in a specific professional area, and how professionals can help fix problems through shaping professional practice. PD is tailored to suit the needs of the school, staff, and students and will fit available time.

Legal talks

More informal in nature, legal talks are intended for small focus groups e.g. parent support groups, student organisations, government and non government organisations. Topics tend to include our service and our approach to child rights. Talks involve less activities and focus on informal discussion and Q&A.