Street work training

Developing Street Work capacity

Skilled Street Workers can change children’s lives. StreetInvest has been delivering training to practitioners so that they are equipped to better support street-connected children since we were founded in 2008. In that time over 2,000 practitioners from 40 organisations have been trained.

“Our partnership with StreetInvest has had a huge impact on us as an organisation. Since attending the Training of Trainers course our team has delivered workshops to Police and local stakeholders to challenge the criminalisation of street children." Victoria Ferguson, CEO, Glad’s House

Street Work training

Introduction to Street Work (ISW): This is our core module and has been accredited by the University of Ulster. The course aims to develop street work competencies using a knowledge, skills and attitudes framework. It is especially relevant for social workers beginning street work. It is also suitable for police officers, community members, government workers and others who have an interest in collaborating with agencies to support street children. 

Working with Girls: This module aims to explore the attitudes and value base of those who work with girls on the street. It provides a deeper understanding of the ‘lived experience’ of girls and the challenges they face. This is most suited to those already practising street work, who are looking to develop their understanding.

One-to-one Engagement: This module develops street workers’ abilities to engage with street-connected children on a one-to-one basis. The course teaches a range of techniques to build trusting relationships and tackle challenging situations. It is best suited to practitioners who have already completed the ISW course, or those who have considerable experience in street work practice.

Training of Trainers: This module equips street workers to pass on their skills and knowledge to others. This empowers organisations to grow their own capacity, and that of other organisations, in a cost-effective and sustainable way

"The course was fantastic in helping me to understand and appreciate the need to purposefully work with girls on the streets." Mary Gatama, Participant, Tanzania

Accessibility

Please note that StreetInvest’s training does not require academic qualifications and is appropriate for participants with varying literacy levels. 

Contact us to find out more: info@streetinvest.org