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SEND Youth Voice March update

Students at The Regis School have had their first session with Rachel looking at what Youth Voice means, the services they might use locally and talking about what they think about should change. This is what they said-

If you’d like to start a SEND youth voice group near you please contact rachel.sadler@westsussex.gov.uk

Involving young people in decision making

Our SEND Youth Participation Worker, Rachel, supported the making of a Person Centred Planning Path focussed on getting young people more involved in their ECHP’s. The partnership event in Chichester on March 13th brought together professionals from services working with children and young people. See the video that young people made to contribute to the co-production of the Path here

For more info about Person Centred planning (PCP) and how it can support young people to get their voice heard, see the Local Offer. https://westsussex.local-offer.org/information/17-person-centred-planning

Making Participation Work Conference, Council for Disabled Children, 24th February and Inclusive Impact London Youth Workshops, 7th March

The Making Participation Work conference included a wealth of examples of young people with SEND getting involved and getting their voice heard from  around the country. See the Council for Disabled Children website for great resources and links.

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/making-ourselves-heard/making-participation-work

7th March ,London Youth event looking at improving the ways we measure impact for Young people with SEND.

What practitioners are already doing to address this in our youth work practice.

  • More support 1-1 to complete impact measurement tools (e.g. surveys)
  • Re-designing tools with simpler language
  • Using more visual techniques (smiley faces, blob trees)

We looked at ways that Impact measurement tools could be better designed for young people with SEND. As resources are developed they will be shared on this blog and the Local Offer .

http://londonyouth.org/about-us/

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