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Participation and Involvement Activities

Tips for involving young people

Local young people have given some tips below:

Download Tips sheet (pdf)





















About Me Guides

All staff should working with children and young people with SEND should complete an "About Me" guide which is an easy read introduction to their job role, likes/dislikes and how to contact them. Below is an example of a guide.

Karen Lowry - AfC Info/SEND Local Offer Website Manager(pdf)

If any AfC staff member does not provide a guide, or if you have any questions about the guides, please contact the Participation Team for children and young people with SEND:

Tel: 020 8547 6521 / 07990 620707



​FLARE, is the young people’s advisory group supported by the Council for Disabled Children. They are a group of 13 to 25 year olds from across England. Each member is passionate about ensuring disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs, have an equal say in issues and decisions that affect them and their families. 

With virtual engagement increasing to reflect the needs and development of participation, FLARE have created their top tips for professionals who are communicating online with children and young people. 

View their video below and download FLARE’s Top Tips For Professionals: Virtual communication with children and young people (opens a new window)


​Visit the FLARE page to view more information about them (opens a new window)