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