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Involving Children and Young People with SLCN - A toolkit for education settings

We have produced a free online resource for staff working in education settings to help them understand, review and shape their approach to involving children and young people as part of everyday good practice - Involving Children and Young People with SLCN - A toolkit for education settings.

The online toolkit, which has handy links within the toolkit and to external information, contains information and guidance about what practitioners are required to do by the 2014 SEND Code of Practice 0-25 around involving children and young people. It includes a way to review current practice as well as practical activities, approaches and signposting to tools that can be used across a whole setting to make systemic changes, promoting personalised, meaningful involvement of children and young people with SLCN at varying levels an integrated way of practice.

The toolkit draws on content from the 'Children and Young People at the Centre' chapter of our resource 'Communicating the Code', and also on recent research commissioned by The Trust and undertaken by the University of the West of England and Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit. This research explores the views of children and young people with SLCN and their families on their involvement in decision-making. You can find the full research report from this project and the executive summary here.

This year we’ve been funded under our contract with the Department for Education SEND Division to evaluate and further develop the Involving Children and Young People toolkit. So, if you’ve used it in your setting please download and complete our short feedback form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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