RIGHTS training

Our RIGHTS training equips young people with knowledge about their rights and the skills to challenge everyday injustices.

Our unique training is an engaging and accessible resource to help young people use the law to deal with problems using our unique six-step RIGHTS approach:
Recognise the problem, Identify your rights, Get help, Have a plan, Take action and Stay in control.

Download the free resources here.

What is the RIGHTS training?

Research shows that young people are less likely than other age groups to be aware of their basic rights, understand ‘the system’, or know where to get advice. 

Make Our Right’s Reality’s RIGHTS training is designed specifically for young people aged 16-25 to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence to be able to tackle common problems like benefits, education, employment, housing and money.

The activities are really engaging… a great way of breaking down some complex issues
– Training participant

Free resources

We’ve developed these off-the-shelf resources to support all youth professionals who work with young people to deliver RIGHTS training. Download the resource pack for free here.

Our vision is for all young people to be supported to exercise their rights and responsibilities as a vital part of their active engagement in a democratic society.

Since October 2016 four highly respected Youth Information Advice and Counselling Services (YIACS): MAP, No Limits, 42nd Street and YPAS have supported over 2,000 young people to exercise their rights. These resources have been tried and tested with young people all over the country. Independent evaluators concluded …

“The programme had increased young people’s problem-solving skills by empowering them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to handle challenging situations more effectively”

RIGHTS activities are designed to be flexible, sessions can be tailored to suit the specific needs of groups of young people. Read more from a young person who completed the training here or email: admin@youthaccess.org.uk  about how activities can be adapted to the needs of your group.

Use the RIGHTS activities to support young people to:

  • Realise their power to change situations – so they can be more in control of their life.
  • Know more about their rights and responsibilities.
  • Know when, where and how to find the right information, help and support.
  • Know how to deal with people in authority calmly, confidently and challenge unfairness.
  • Develop useful techniques for dealing with problems now or in the future using our unique six step RIGHTS approach!