Side by Side: a Child Care Course for Travellers

Barnardos. (1995). Side by Side: a Child Care Course for Travellers.
In May 1993, sixteen trainees began the first accredited Child Care Course for Travellers in Ireland. The trainees were selected from over seventy applicants. The successful candidates had some previous experience in personal development training programmes. This pilot course was a joint venture by Barnardo's and Horizon and accredited by the City and Guilds Institute in London. Now, a year and a half later, all twelve of the trainees who have completed the course received their City and Guilds qualification. This book describes the background and aims of this unique project tries to capture a sense of the experience through photographs and excerpts from the participants' diaries and arrives at several important conclusions and recommendations for the future.