Over the past few months IARS has been piloting its innovative legal capability programme, which trains young people on how to deal with law related issues.
Based on the findings from the Measuring Young People's Legal Capability report, the programme consists of four modules: Police Powers and Young People, Active Young Citizens, Employment Law and Young People and Housing Law and Young People.
The interactive style of the training sessions has been highly successful, and according to our volunteers the unique, engaging and challenging content of the modules has helped to equip them with the vital skills and knowledge necessary to become active and influential young people in society. In the last session on employment law, participants said;
“learning about contracts and what they consist of was very useful”, and
“I realised I knew a lot more than I thought which in itself empowered me”.
Our final session in the series takes place on Saturday 7th May from 10.00am to 4.00pm at the IARS office in Vauxhall and will be on Housing Law and Young People. We will be answering questions on leaving home, getting help with housing in difficult situations and how to avoid eviction notices, plus much more.
For more information on the IARS Learning and Skills Development programme, contact the Learning and Skills Co-ordinator Paul Bruce on 020 8133 8317 or email@example.com