The Council for Disabled Children looking for young SEN people to be part of their advisory group, FLARE.

The Council for Disabled Children are looking for disabled young people and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 12-25 years old to be part of our young people’s advisory group, FLARE.

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we cannot meet up as group as usual for the time being. However, we are looking for new members now and then will be resuming our face to face meetings later on in the year!

FLARE stands for Friendship, Learning, Achieve, Reach and Empower. It’s really important that disabled children and young people and those with SEN to be involved in the decisions that affect their lives. FLARE work together to share their views and experiences with the Department for Education and other organisations to help them understand how children and young people want to receive support and what services they need.

FLARE meet 6 times a year and you will need to be able to travel to London to share your experiences, give feedback and advice, and also talk to professionals about how to make positive changes to improved things for disabled young people.

FInd out more on The Council for Disabled Children’s website here.