‚ÄčThe Champions project has given me the opportunity to build confidence in expressing my views and has also provided me with an insight into the importance of the SEND reforms. I have been a member of the Local Offer sub-group, in which I have helped to make sure that the Local Offer is accessible for children and young people with additional needs. I have researched websites from different councils and organisations to help advise on the creation of a young person-friendly, Local Offer website in Kingston and Richmond. I am hugely proud to be involved in a project that gives children and young people a voice in decision-making.

Message from Karen - SEND Local Offer content manager

I was on the Local Offer sub group in Kingston with Joe. The work Joe and the other champions did in researching and reviewing the early Local Offer websites has been so useful in helping the design and creation of this website.