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(FLARE) Young People's Advisory Group

The Council for Disabled Children are looking for disabled young people and young people with special educational needs aged 12 - 18 years old to be part of our young people's advisory group FLARE. FLARE stands for Friendship, Learning, Achieve, Reach and Empower.

Published 20 April 2023
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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 SEN want to receive the support and services they need.

FLARE is a young persons advisory group designed to help inform the Department for Education and give young people a voice. They are currently looking for new members for 2023.

What you will do

  • Share your experiences and expertise
  • Give feedback and advice
  • Talk to professionals about how to make positive changes to improve things for all disabled young people
  • Take part in 6 meetings a year

What you will gain

  • Get to meet and work with new people
  • Get to share your views and ideas
  • Gain new skills
  • Help to make support and services reflect what disabled children and young people think

For information on how to apply please visit the Council for Disabled Children: FLARE Recruitment (opens new window) web page.

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