Community participation for young people with SEN/disabilities
We hold 6-8 weekly multi-agency ‘workstreams’ to share information about (and improve the quality/variety of) pathways into leisure and social activities, including opportunities for influencing local decision-making.
We liaise with the brokerage team and individual providers in identifying options to meet needs in community participation, including friendship/youth groups, mainstream facilities and other non-commissioned services.
Staff members in transition team have attended information sessions to provide support/advice to young people in using the internet and social media to find information and develop and maintain friendships, including where they can go for guidance on using the internet safely and how to protect themselves against cyber-bullying and exploitation.
We liaise with the commissioning team in increasing the number of referrals to Sutton Inclusion Centre, a specialist provision for people with complex disabilities.