News News Join the FLARE team and make a difference Join the FLARE team and make a difference Are you a young disabled person that wants to empower others and help professionals to understand how they can better support disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs? Our ‘Making Participation Works’ colleagues at The Council for Disabled Children are looking for disabled young people and young people with special educational needs aged 12 – 25 years old to be part of their young people’s advisory group FLARE. FLARE stands for Friendship, Learning, Achieve, Reach and Empower. FLARE represents the views and voices of young people with special educational needs and disabilities all over England. FLARE works together to share their views and experiences to help the Department for Education and other teams to understand how disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs and disabilities want to receive the support and services they need. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we cannot meet up as group as usual. However, we are looking for new members now and then will be resuming our face to face meetings later on in the year in London. We think it is important that disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs and disabilities have a say in how they are supported. Apply by Sunday 31st May 2020. Join the team and add your voice!