The Council for Disabled Children and KIDS are working together to deliver a new national participation programme with disabled children and young people, and children and young people with SEN.
We are delighted to invite you to our second national event to promote and develop young people’s strategic participation.
Please join us as we explore how national and local participation of children and young people supports practitioners and professionals to effectively embed SEN and disability legislation throughout their organisation. This event is being co-delivered with young people to share lessons and learning, good practice, experiences and challenges to making young people’s strategic participation a success.
While young people’s views have been a key influence within SEN and disability legislation and implementation, there is still work to be done at national and local levels to ensure that:
- Disabled children and young people and those with SEN understand the changes to the law and how it affects them
- Practitioners understand how to involve disabled children and young people and those with SEN in decisions about their support and care; and
- Disabled children and young people and those with SEN are able to influence national and local policy and practice development, and their voices are embedded within strategic participation locally.
We are keen to invite colleagues from the South West and West Midlands regions, as well as anyone else who would like to join us for the day The conference would be most helpful to participation professionals in local authority and CCG roles but anyone interested in developing their participation work is very welcome to attend.