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Making Participation Work, funded by the Department for Education, focuses on five key elements to enable effective young people’s participation:
Throughout the programme, Making Participation Work has delivered quality outcomes for professionals and young people alike. These have included:
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:
12 young people from across England make up the SEND national advisory group to the Department for Education. The group has named themselves FLARE (Friendship, Learning, Achieve, Reach and Empower) and come together at regular times during the year to discuss how key aspects of SEND reform policy directly impacts disabled children and young people.
FLARE members are passionate about ensuring disabled children and young people have an equal say in the policies and practices that affect them and their families. FLARE and our other young people involved in regional groups within the programme play a key role in ensuring the voice and experiences of disabled children and young people are fully included in this work.
To support as wide a range of young people’s views as possible, we would welcome approaches from groups who are working with disabled children and young people, and children and young people with SEN to support the facilitation of their views into our national and regional groups.
For more information about the project and young people’s group, please contact Joanna Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org