Plymouth Parent Advocacy project can offer training to professionals, staff and volunteers working with parents with learning difficulties.
We will be able to offer training in learning disability awareness and around the ‘Department of Health Good Practice Guide in working with parents with Learning Disabilities’. This training has been shown to have positive results in improved knowledge, confidence and clinical practice.
We plan to be able to give professionals and staff the opportunity to engage with parents with a learning disability more effectively.
The course aims to:
Improve knowledge of learning disability
Develop confidence in recognising and responding to the specific needs of someone with a learning disability
Support people to understand the importance of accessible information
Support people to understand the difference between learning disability, learning difficulty and mental health distress
Improve knowledge of the resources and support available to people with learning disabilities
Training can be bespoke and can take place at our training room at the Plymouth Highbury Trust or in the workplace.
This training is currently free to professionals and volunteers working with parents with a learning disability whilst funding allows