Workshop: Ways to Improve Strategic Participation with Young People Location: Maidenhead Date: Thursday 17th April KIDS has a strong history facilitating a variety of Local Authorities and other organisations improve the way they work with young disabled people. We have coproduced, with young disabled people, a range of tools to help colleagues understand how they can use their own skills and the resources available to them to ensure the SEND community can have their voice heard at a strategic level. We have now developed a one day workshop for those who want to facilitate young disabled people in participating in strategic decision making in their organisations. Aims: Participants will explore a range of issues. From this they will create an action plan for initiating or further developing young people’s participation in operational and strategic decision making within their organisations. Objectives: Gain insight into reasons for, and potential of, increased young people’s participation within organisations Understand types of participation (service, operational, strategic) Consider current relevant participation options Consider models of participation Consider participation opportunities in own organisation Explore dynamics of creating and maintaining a participation group Consider common problems and ways to respond Explore evidencing and celebrating Consider safeguarding and consent matters Engage in action planning Booking for this event has now closed.