Self-directed Support and human rights

This Open Badge is awarded to people who participate in day two of MECOPP’s ‘Self-Directed Support- Making the Law Work for You: SDS, Human Rights and Equalities’ course.

The course is led by recognised experts in the fields of community care, human rights and equalities legislation.  Taking place over three consecutive days, teaching methods include presentations, case-studies, group discussions and exercises to ensure as participative an experience as possible.

Participation in day two will improve a practitioner’s ability to recognise potential breaches of human rights in various scenarios they may come across in their work and learn how to challenge local authority decision making in this area.

This course has been developed as part of a three year capacity building project for the Third Sector funded jointly by the Baring Foundation and the Life Changes Trust.  It is one of five work-streams under the umbrella of the 3 R’s Project.  The aim of the project is to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to effectively scrutinise and challenge local authority decision making on the allocation of resources to individuals who have an assessed entitlement to Self-directed Support.

Criteria

To earn this Open Badge you must:

  • attend day two of MECOPP’s ‘Self-Directed Support- Making the Law Work for You: SDS, Human Rights and Equalities’ course
  • participate in the group discussions and exercises.

Prerequisites

None. This badge does not require you to hold any other badges.

Evidence

Evidence for this badge will be collected during the group exercises and your Open Badge awarded following your completion of the course.

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Self-directed Support and human rights

There is no application form for this badge. Please read the criteria for information on how to earn this badge.