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St. Matthew's Church

East Park Way



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The Children’s Society, Transforming Communities Together, and the Reaching New Generations Team are teaming up to deliver Can You Hear Me? a training course for those working with children and young people in the the Black Country, the Potteries and surrounding areas.

Aimed at people who want to develop their skills in hearing children and young people, the day will be delivered by experienced professionals from The Children’s Society. The training will help you to explore:

  • why to listen to children and young people,
  • how to do it and
  • what to do once you’ve listened.

Covering principles, techniques and examples of best practice in the participation field, this training will equip you with the skills to meaningfully listen to children and young people.

Approximate Times:

The day will last from 10am-4pm inclusive of breaks and lunch.

  • 0930-1000: Doors open.

  • Sessions Led by The Childrens' Society with a short break.

  • 1-2pm: Lunch - a Buffet Lunch will be served. We will cater for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free, but other specific dietary requirements can be met - just communicate these when you book your tickets.

  • Sessions Led by The Children's Society with a short break.

  • 4pm: Event finishes promptly.

  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Biscuits will be available all day.

Who Should come?

Everyone working with 0-18s, both paid, volunteer, ordained and lay, are welcome to attend this free training event.

What does it cost?

This event is free for all attendees.

About the Organisers

The Children's Society

The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.

We also campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future.

Our supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.

Transforming Communities Together

We work with churches and organisations in Walsall, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire & The Potteries, to help local communities flourish so that people can enjoy life in all its fullness.

Lichfield Diocese Reaching New Generations Team

The Reaching New Generations team works to inspire, equip and resource churches across the CofE Diocese of Lichfield to better engage with children, young people and their familes.


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What is parking like? Are there Disabled Parking Spaces?

St. Matthews is situated on the corner of East Park Way and the Willenhall Road (A454).

There is some parking available at either end of the church building and on the roads nearby - please be considerate of the church's neighbours and any parking restrictions you might find.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to email, and one of our friendly team will get in touch with you.

Can I update my registration information?

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If you have any issues, email for assistance.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

We ask that the key person that made the booking is in attendance. Other attendees do not need to have their name attached. If this is an issue, please email .

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