This interactive one-day training aims to support youth workers to feel confident and competent to address the concept of consent with young people in their organisations. Youth workers are uniquely placed to understand the complexities that young people face concerning consent and how they are trying to deal with this concept.
A rapid needs assessment was conducted by the National Youth Health Programme (NYHP) in 2019 with youth workers entitled ‘Young People, Youth Workers and Consent’. The results of this rapid appraisal informed this consent training programme.
This training supports the objectives of the National Sexual Health Strategy 2015- 2020; with particular reference to Goal 1: Sexual Health promotion, education and prevention where “everyone living in Ireland will receive comprehensive and age-appropriate sexual health education and/or information and will have access to appropriate prevention and promotion services.”