Local support

  • CDEC – Developing Global Learning

    CDEC exists to promote an understanding of global dimensions in ways that meet the educational and developmental needs of young people growing up in a changing, globalised society.
    CDEC works in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington delivering high-quality, innovative and challenging projects and programmes that help embed the global dimension and P4C into partner organisations’ ways of thinking and operating, in order to achieve positive developmental outcomes – for those institutions and the professionals within them as well as children and young people served by them.
    1. Enhance the professional capacities of teachers, through providing access to ideas and information, and by providing training and other professional development opportunities.
    2. Catalyse change in schools, supporting and helping to plan and implement coherent in-school interventions, including through curriculum development, whole-school orientation, supporting the school’s direction of travel, as well as by instituting projects, training and workshops in support.
    3. Work in partnership with institutions with an interest in children’s and young people’s education- including early years practitioners, ITE organisations, and Local Authorities -to promote the distinctive contribution that global learning and P4C can bring.

    Email: info@cheshiredec.orgWebsite: http://www.cheshiredec.org
  • Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC)

    CDEC work with teachers, students and other education providers in promoting the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to participate in a multicultural society and interdependent world. Our specialism is in supporting and developing teaching and learning methods that promote enquiry and critical awareness, developing values and attitudes, and supporting pupil voice.

    What we offer:

    • Support and training on all aspects of global citizenship, including equality and diversity, sustainable development and social justice.
    • School linking – support programmes on developing link partners both local and global.
    • Philosophy for children – introductory sessions and SAPERE accredited level 1 courses.
    • Resources – an exclusive collection of books, activity packs, artefacts for loan through our resource bases in Cumbria.

    Email: office@cdec.org.ukWebsite: http://www.cdec.org.uk
  • Global Link (DEC)

    Global Link’s mission statement reads, ‘Creative Learning and Action for a Fair and Sustainable World’. Our aims are to increase awareness of the global dimension and empower people to make changes for a more fair and sustainable world. Our projects include:

    • developing the capacity of artists with roots in the global south to work in school,
    • delivering an Understanding Development course with CAFOD volunteers,
    • delivering a P4C course with local community facilitators,
    • working with the University of Cumbria to embed the Global Dimension into Teacher Training Courses,
    • and developing new participatory methodologies to engage pupils in the secondary science curriculum.

    Global Link has designed and built three multi-medium exhibitions. The first, Escape to Safety provides an experience of what it is like to be an asylum seeker. The second, Trucking with Climate Change raises awareness of the impacts of Climate Change, and the third is about the legacy of persecution and scapegoating, marking the 400th anniversary of the Lancashire Witch Trials and contemporary accusations of witchcraft in Southern Nigeria.

    We also host accredited Global Youth learning activities, to raise awareness about the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and poverty reduction, including street games, United Nation ‘Summits’ and learning simulations.

    Email: info@globallink.org.ukWebsite: http://www.globallink.org.uk
  • Liverpool World Centre (DEC)

    Liverpool World Centre (LWC) exists to make world issues relevant to the lives of young people. School is a crucial part of a young person’s life, therefore LWC works with children and teachers to facilitate understanding of global issues and promote social change. LWC uses topics such as Fairtrade, climate change, and citizenship to explore the relationships of young people with each other and those in the wider world. Such topics have been pulled together within the term “Global Learning”, and LWC has developed expertise and resources for schools in this area.

    Email: info@liverpoolworldcentre.orgWebsite: http://www.liverpoolworldcentre.org
  • One World Centre (Isle of Man)

    One World Centre is a registered charity with support from the Isle of Man government. The aim is to raise Island awareness, in schools and the wider community, of global poverty and inequalities, and to encourage a response. Activities include: a resource centre, outreach work to schools, a programme of events, networking and campaigning for change.

    Email: info@owciom.orgWebsite: http://www.oneworldcentreiom.org