Exploring the involvement of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and their families in decision making- a research project

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

The reformed SEND system places a strong emphasis on the involvement of children and young people and the 2014 SEND 0-25 Code of Practice requires that children and young people must be involved in discussions and decisions about their individual support and local provision.

The Communication Trust (TCT) is committed to supporting those working with children and young people to do this effectively and meaningfully for children and young people with SLCN.

As part of this work BSLTRU were commissioned by TCT to undertake a piece of research focussed on exploring the involvement of children and young people with SLCN and their families in decision making. The research provides evidence for and reinforces some key principles in terms of effective involvement of children and young people with SLCN from their own perspective, as well as providing a useful insight into their parents’ thoughts and experiences around involvement.

Please click here to find out more and access the full research report and executive summary.