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Using Music to Support Children and Young People


This training is designed for non-musicians who support Children in Challenging Circumstances and would like to learn and experience more about the benefits of music making with and for them.  It has been described as interactive, fun and engaging by previous participants.   It is suitable for Children’s Services practitioners such as  social workers and Early Help workers, together with designated teachers, SENCos and children’s centre practitioners.

The training is part of soundLINCS FundC which is focused on supporting children and young people who face barriers to music-making as a result of the circumstances they are in. These circumstances might be:

  • Economic – children and young people whose family income restricts or prevents their participation in music-making, because it is unaffordable or inaccessible.
  • Relating to a life condition – children and young people with a condition which makes their participation in music-making more expensive or complex, such as a disability or sensory impairment.
  • Relating to a life circumstance – children and young people who are living in situations which makes their participation in music-making more expensive or complex, such as looked-after children, young carers or those living in rural isolation.
  • Behavioural – children and young people whose behaviour means they need additional support or specialist services in order to be able to participate in music-making, such as young offenders or young people at risk of exclusion.

The training is part of a research project with International Centre for Community Music and offers opportunities for training delegates to share their knowledge and experiences more widely with other delegates and the research team.

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