I am delighted to welcome you to the Young People’s Hub of Achieving for Children’s SEND Local Offer website.
If you are under 25 years of age, live in the Boroughs of Kingston or Richmond and have a disability, the Hub is an exciting and interactive space created and developed exclusively for you by other young people with additional needs.
The Hub is split into three main sections:
- ‘Accessible Information’: This is where you can discover important information, specially created in a clear easy read format, about a variety of services and support in your local area.
- ‘Stories and Experiences’: This contains a collection of many interesting stories and experiences that children and young people with additional needs would like to share with you. In this section, recent stories have their own page and older stories are put together into a ‘Stories Library’. Whether they are new or old, all stories are really inspiring and well worth discovering! We encourage you to share your own stories and experiences by clicking on ‘Get Involved’ on the left-hand menu.
- ‘Messages and Views’: This is where you can discover inspiring messages directly by children and young people with additional needs, who have created a variety of information to let you know about the important things that matter to them. Recent messages have their own page and older messages are put together into a ‘Messages Library’. Whether they are new or old, all of the messages are fascinating and well worth discovering! In this section, we encourage you to send your own questions about what it’s like to take part in the exciting opportunities in your local area towards young people directly, using the ‘Ask a Young Person’ form. Young people will then reply to you as soon as they can.
If you have any comments about the website or would like to share your own experiences, please click on ‘Get Involved’ on the left-hand menu.
If you would like to ask questions to young people directly about what opportunities you can get involved with in your local area, please click on ‘Ask a Young Person’ under the ‘Messages and Views’ section.
I hope you enjoy exploring the Hub!
Joe Fautley – Lead Young People’s Representative for the SEND Local Offer website.