Surrey County Council has launched a major change programme with partners to improve services for children and young people in Surrey with special educational needs and a disability (SEND).The SEND programme aims to ensure children and young people’s special educational needs (SEN) are identified, assessed and met.
To further our engagement with young people with SEND we have set up a series of projects.
SEND Voices (Our Voices Matter)
This will help children and young people get support to have a voice, make a difference to SEND services, and to shape and develop services in collaboration with other key partners.
It will allow young people to take part in SEND participation, to empower them as individuals, as a group or network, whilst shaping SEND services to be subsequently more user led and children and young people friendly. This includes children and young people with complex needs through working in partnership with the Disability Challengers group, and other hard to reach groups through local and countywide partners.
We’re doing the following:
- Creating a SEND magazine for children and young people in school & college
- Being involved in any upcoming commissioning projects
- Being trained to be part of an interview panel for recruitment within SEND
SEND Voices runs every Thursday from 5.30 – 7.30pm at Quadrant Court in Woking.