SPACE Programme/Coaching Agreement

Cancellation policy:

The programme dates are set for group programmes so it is your responsibility to make sure you are available to attend all sessions.

Changingtracks4life reserves the right to substitute a coach-or co-facilitator for sessions should one of the (named-advertised) facilitators be unable to deliver due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Rescheduling will only be considered in the event of extenuating circumstances.

 If you decide to withdraw before the course commences a refund will be considered if there is sufficient time to fill the place (minimum of 2 weeks notice required).

Confidentiality: The Coach recognises that anything the Client/Coachee shares with them is regarded as confidential. The coach will not disclose or use the Clients/Coachee information unless failure to disclose will be in breach of Our Duty of Care obligation, Child Protection Legislation, Vulnerable Persons Legislation or support a criminal act.    We will only break your confidence if we think that you or someone else is at risk of harm.

Parents’ confidentiality responsibility:

  • You will be talking about your family to other people in the SPACE programme and hearing about their situations. This is an important part of the programme.
  • You are free to share anything you have said about yourself outside the group but you are not allowed to share other people’s information outside the group.

We agree that we will all take care when discussing the SPACE sessions outside the group and will not use other people’s names or say anything that could identify them or their children.                                                                                                                                                   

Data Protection: All information will be kept in compliance with the relevant Data Protection Legislation in Ireland.

Child protection/Designated Officer. Although it is very rare should concern in respect of Child Protection or Protection of Vulnerable Adults come to the attention of coaches/facilitators while presenting the  programme, we are obligated to report the concern to Tusla/HSE.  The concerns would be discussed with Parent(s)/Guardians prior to forwarding any report.

Client acknowledges that the coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve different areas of his or her life, including, work, finances, health, relationships, education and recreation, parenting, and family. The client agrees that deciding how to handle these issues, incorporating coaching & SPACE principles into those areas and implementing choices is exclusively the Clients responsibility.

The client is solely responsible for assessing and maintaining their own protection and safety in terms of the levels of violence and aggression being experienced and it’s potential to escalate. The client has responsibility to seek additional supports from outside agencies if required such as Gardai/Tusla if they feel are concerned for their own safety or that of the young person.  

The client is solely responsible for creating and implementing his/her own physical mental and emotional wellbeing, decisions, choices, actions, and results arising out of or resulting from the SPACE programme, coaching relationship and his/her coaching calls and interactions with the coach. As such the client agrees that the Coach is not and will not be liable or responsible for any actions or inactions or for any direct or indirect result of any services provided by the coach. Client understands coaching is not therapy and does not substitute for therapy if needed and does not prevent cure or treat any mental disorder or medical disease.

Sessional Formats:

Skills teaching

Powerpoint presentation

Discussion big and small group

Peer support discussions

Self-care strategies

Differentiation in strategies and tools to accommodate neurodiversity.

Coaching on implementation of skills 

Client’s responsibilities:

  • To commit to attend all coaching sessions as set out. 
  • To come with the intention to resist escalating arguments.
  • To determine and pursue strategies to address parental accommodations in respect of your child’s anxiety symptoms. 
  • Be ready to be challenged with the purpose of exploring or checking the reality of current thoughts or stories.
  • Be ready, to be honest, and open with the purpose of getting the best results.
  • Be willing to trust the process and possible changes in their own agenda as a result of the exploration and new discoveries about themselves.
  • Be open to changing how you parent for the betterment of your child and the family as a whole. 

Coach’s responsibilities:

  • Be honest and open during all activities
  • Encourage diversity in group work
  • Provide the opportunity for equal participation
  • Let the group know – if possible – when a group member has to miss a meeting or struggles with their motivation to continue
  • Explore solutions to difficult situations
  • present ideas clearly and precisely
  • Keep discussions on track
  • Make sure that there is only one discussion at a time
  • Encourage everyone to participate in exploring solutions to difficult situations
  • Give constructive feedback
  • Connect to each other’s ideas.
  • To manage the coaching process (including timekeeping).
  • To undertake regular professional coaching supervision and keep my skills up to date.
  • To maintain confidentiality (subject to certain exemptions such as Child Protection/Vulnerable persons/or if a crime is being committed).
  • To create a non-judgmental space for the client and coached to develop a relationship that allows the client to explore options and decide on goals and actions.
  • To attend coaching sessions primed, prepared, and ready to support and engage with the client.
  •  Meet for 15 minutes before each session and for 30 minutes after each session.
  • Attend supervision sessions.
  • Participate in the evaluation of the programme after the review
  • To adhere to the ICF code of ethics.