Young people with SEND invited to give their views on the support available in Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Young people with SEND invited to give their views on the support available in Warwickshire

FAMILIES of young people with special educational needs are being called to give their opinions on how to improve the support available in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is holding a get-together for young people with SEND (special educational need and/or disability) and their families to have their say on the support and information available in the area.

The meeting is set to take place at St Paul’s Church in Leicester Street, Leamington on Tuesday (August 30) between 10am and 3pm and is open to young people aged 12 to 25 and their parents or carers.

The free event will provide an opportunity to learn about the SEND local offer, the importance of participation and to give direct feedback to help make information more easily accessible to families.

The event has been organised by WCC in partnership with Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice and KIDS.

Young people can stay the whole day or drop in and chat to members of Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice to find out about the work they do.

WCC education spokesperson Coun Kam Kaur said: “Participation is a key element of the local offer and supports young people to act, make their own decisions and advocate for themselves. This event is a fantastic opportunity for young people with SEND to find out how they can make a valuable contribution to help improve the support available to them and their families.

“We are committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND in Warwickshire and this event is another way that we hope to encourage more young people to engage with us and share what matters most to them. We’d like to hear from as many young people and parents and carers as possible to learn how we can improve our online local offer so I encourage everyone to come along and share their views.”

The venue has ramped access, is all on one level and has accessible facilities. For help with any specific access needs email [email protected]


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