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Making Ourselves Heard response to Next Steps and progress document

Making Ourselves Heard (MOH) particularly welcomes the commitment in ' Next steps' to strengthen the voice of disabled children and young people to influence the services that they use.

Disabled young people's participation was a significant gap in Support and Aspiration launched last year. The CDC young ambassadors amongst others emphasised that is was vital the voices, wishes and aspirations of disabled children and young people were better embedded into the reforms, so we are delighted that the Minister made a commitment to maintaining a focus on disabled young people's participation in her statement.

MOH also welcome the announcement of a Young people's Advisory group to help shape reforms nationally; however we would like more information on how this will translate to a local level, specifically ensuring that all disabled young people have a voice in their own assessment process, Education, Health and Care plans, local offer and personal budgets.

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