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Your spotlight on local services

(KIDS/Council for disabled children) are recruiting volunteer disabled young people for Regional Participation Team


  • Are you a disabled young person or a young person with special educational needs aged 14-25 living in England?
  • Do you want to help change the way local authorities work with disabled young people?
  • Do you like having your say, sharing your views and want to help to train others?

Come and work with us!

KIDS, The Council for Disabled Children and Local Authorities want to improve young people's participation. We need you to help us improve practice, share good examples and use your knowledge to help train professionals.

The 3 regional participation teams will cover; the South meeting in Fareham, the North meeting in Stockport, and the Midlands meeting in Birmingham. The participation teams will travel to other local authorities across their region to take part and deliver training workshops.

You will need to

  • Commit to participate in training during July - October (dates and times to be agreed with the team)
  • Be available to attend 3 regional participation meetings per year
  • Commit to support the delivery of trainig workshops in your region and wider area during October 2016 - March 2017 (dates and times to be agreed)
  • Be able to share thoughts and ideas with adults in the regional areas
  • Be able to wok together with both adulkts and young people

Why should I get involved?

KIDS think it is important that disabled young people and those with SEN have a say in how they are supported and in the services that are available for them.

We want to help local authorities understand how they can make sure that all disabled young people and those with SEN can be involved in decisions about their care and support.

We will pay for your travel expenses to take part in meetings and activities

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in joining you will hve to submit a short applicaion telling us a bit about you.

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 4th July 2016.

The application form can be found here


Please contact Aisia Howard if you have any queries on 01329 242962 or email aisia.howard@kids.org.uk



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