‚ÄčThere are many ways to make sure your views and thoughts are taken into account and to get involved in decisions that are made about local and national subjects.

You can find information on this page and in the menu on the right hand side of this page. 

Participation team for children with disabilities

Achieving for Children  have a participation team whose job it is to ensure that young people who have a disability are communicated and consulted with effectively. The participation team’s role is to make sure that children and young people who have disabilities have the opportunity to give their views about matters that affect them. Their views are taken seriously, respected and acted on.

Participation Team 

Youth Services 

Achieving for Children Youth Sevices offer opportunities to make your opinions heard on the issues that matter to you.

Opportunities include:

  • Richmond Youth Council.
  • Youth Parliament.
  • Youth Scrutiny Panel.
  • Secondary Student Council.
  • Youth Elections.
  • Youth Charter.

Find out more on the Council websites



Involve ( formerly Kingston Learning Disability Parliament and the Quality Checking Service)

The Kingston Learning Disability Parliament is a group of 12 adults with learning disabilities. They have been elected to speak up for all people with learning disabilities living in Kingston. They speak to them to find out what they like, what they want to change and any issues there are. 

The British Youth Council empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. They support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

Find out more on the British Youth Council website