Price £40.00 Interactive £25.00 eLearning
Delivery Type Online
Training Provider Scottish Childminding Association

Children’s Rights: Participation in practice

Child participation is one of the core principles that every adult who deals with children and young people should respect.

This course aims to improve knowledge about child-led participation and to provide childminders with guidance for good practice. It will provide practical examples on how to promote participation in a childminding service whilst looking at ways to evidence this in practice.

This course aims to give childminders the support needed to:

  • Establish meaningful ways of involving children in a childminding service.
  • Identify ways to capture and prove that participation takes place and is valued within a childminding service, in line with Care Inspectorate Standards.
  • Explain your understanding on the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and what this means in practice.

Key learning during this course includes understanding and explaining:

  1. Child-led participation and how you establish meaningful ways of involving children in your childminding service.
  2. Methods used to prove participation is taking place in a childminding practice.
  3. How participation is valued in a childminding setting, in line with the Care Inspectorate Standards.
  4. The benefits of true participation for children and childminders.
  5. How to check that a childminding practice recognises and respects children and young people’s rights.
  6. How to take opportunities to help others to understand the importance of children and young people’s rights.

Course outcomes:

When you have completed this course, your core knowledge and understanding will include:

  1. A knowledge of the United Nations Convention Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
  2. Legal and work setting requirements on equality, diversity, discrimination and rights.
  3. The role in promoting children and young people’s rights, choices, wellbeing and active participation.
  4. The duty to report any acts or omissions that could infringe the rights of children and young people.
  5. How to deal with and challenge discrimination.
  6. The rights that children and young people have to make complaints and be supported to do so.

Training Provider Overview

We help childminders build on their Continuous Professional Learning. This includes interactive learning courses, e-Learning courses and access to webinars, network meetings, conferences and complimentary courses Taking part in these opportunities enables childminders to take responsibility for both their professional development and that of their childminding service – focusing on children, to help them achieve their full potential. We actively encourage childminders to take the opportunity to build on their knowledge, skills and professional growth throughout their career. SCMA is proud to be a SQA Approved Centre, which means that in addition to providing our own, bespoke learning opportunities, the Learn with SCMA team can also deliver SQA qualifications. The SQA qualification that we currently deliver is the Complete Childminding Learning Pathway - a Work Based Award, which is credit rated at Level 7 on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: Scottish Childminding Association

Contact Name: Learn with SCMA

Telephone: 01786 445377



Quality Assurance

SCMA are commited to ensuring that on-going quality improvement is an integral part of our organisation. The Learn with SCMA team aims for continuous improvement in the quality of all aspects of its work as part of its determination to help Learners achieve the highest possible standards.

Our Quality Assurance Policy is in place to ensure such continuous improvement through a process of self-evaluation and action planning. The Quality Assurance Policy and associated procedures involves all employees, Learners and collaborative partners such as the Care Inspectorate (CI), Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The quality assurance policy is managed through the existing organisational structure. The quality assurance procedures are founded in a process of regular self-evaluation by teams and internal and external audits and observations, in addition to Learner feedback and local training needs.