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Involving children and young people with SLCN

The reformed SEND system places a strong emphasis on the involvement of children and young people and the 2014 SEND 0-25 Code of Practice requires that children and young people must be involved in discussions and decisions about their individual support and local provision.

The Trust is committed to supporting those working with children and young people to do this effectively and meaningfully for children and young people with SLCN.

 

As part of this work, we have produced two key resources.
 

  • Exploring the involvement of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and their families in decision making- a research project

    The Trust, in partnership with the University of the West of England and Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit have undertaken a research project focussed on exploring the involvement of children and young people with SLCN and their families in decision making. The research provides evidence for and reinforces some key principles in terms of effective involvement of children and young people with SLCN from their own perspective, as well as providing a useful insight into their parents thoughts and experiences around involvement.  

    Please click here to find out more and access the full research report and executive summary.  

 

  • Involving children and young people with SLCN - a toolkit for education setting

    Building on the evidence from the research project and on content from Communicating The Code, we have developed a practical toolkit for staff in education settings to support them to better enable children and young people with SLCN to be involved in decisions about their support. This toolkit is available as a free download.

    Please click here to find out more and access the toolkit.