SEND engagement with children and young people

How are children and young people in Bromley participating?

The council and health services understand the importance of hearing the voice of the children, young people with SEND and their families.

These are some of the ways that children and young people in Bromley are participating:

  • Children and young people are included in meetings at school to share their views, such as the EHC needs assessment, annual review process or SEN Support meetings.
  • Children and young people have the right to take part in decisions about their own lives, about the support and services they receive and about their communities.
  •  Adults should empower and support them to be involved and should work in partnership with them where possible.
  • Children and young people with SEND are involved in developing and reviewing the local SEN and social care support and the Local Offer.

Our Children Engagement group has worked with children in year 5 and 6 at Hawes Down Primary School to develop a set of engagement resources which are available to download here.  These resources can be used to help children to be involved in discussions and decisions about their individual support.

How children and young people are involved

Through our Youth Council, Living in Care Council, school councils and young people groups we have asked children and young people what they think about local leisure activities, how school is going for them, what they think of the help they get and what their hopes and dreams for the future are.

We share what they have told us (anonymously!) with the people who are running or planning the services and support, so they can take children's views into account.

An example of this was the Social Care Innovation project (SCIF) where young people from Marjorie McClure School helped us to make the Having Fun, Keeping Healthy, Making Friends film.

Our supported intern has also worked with students at Bromley College to make a film to raise awareness of the Local Offer. Watch the video now..

More information?

Contact the Information, Advice and Support Service for free, impartial information, advice and support for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Support is also offered to children and young people with SEND. They can also help provide information in a non-web format.