Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Bournemouth Local Offer feedback February 2016

In 2016 The Chatterbox Project surveyed 50 of its young people with disabilities to gather feedback about the Bournemouth Local OfferLocal OfferA local authority website resource that holds information on services and provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities across education, health and social care and leisure. and to also then work alongside these young people to develop a film about the Local OfferLocal OfferA local authority website resource that holds information on services and provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities across education, health and social care and leisure. and to create a youth friendly web section on B-Town Youth's web page explaining the SEND reforms and the Local OfferLocal OfferA local authority website resource that holds information on services and provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities across education, health and social care and leisure. in easy read formats.

From the feedback we identified:

You said: Professionals to have more knowledge of the SEND reforms or Local OfferLocal OfferA local authority website resource that holds information on services and provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities across education, health and social care and leisure..

We did: We provided workshops in schools and youth groups to promote the SEND reform changes.

You said: The Bournemouth Local OfferLocal OfferA local authority website resource that holds information on services and provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities across education, health and social care and leisure. web pages are too complex, difficult for everyone to navigate and not youth friendly.

We did: We have created a new B-Town Youth webpage for young people explaining the SEND reforms. We are now running a programme to simplify our webpages and value any comments you'd like to make.

You said: Young people felt they did not feel involved in developing or amending the Local OfferLocal OfferA local authority website resource that holds information on services and provision for children and young people with SEN and disabilities across education, health and social care and leisure..

We did: We worked with the Chatterboxes young people and they produced a short film to explain the SEND reforms. They were also involved in workshops, both in local schools and youth groups to share their understanding and views.