Disabled young people wanted for national advisory group

Are you a disabled young person or a young person with special educational needs (SEN) aged 14 - 25 living in England?

Do you want to help change things for disabled young people?

Do you like having your say and sharing your views?

Then the Government wants to hear from you!

The Department for Education wants disabled young people and young people with SEN to join a national Young People's Advisory Group.

The group will advise the Government on changes they are making that will affect disabled young people's lives.

The group will:

  • Share experiences and expertise
  • Give feedback and advice
  • Talk about how to make things better for all disabled young people
  • Help to get other disabled young people involved and have their say

Why should you get involved?

The Government is making changes to the law and to services that will affect all disabled young people and young people with SEN.

The Government wants disabled young people and young people with SEN to be involved. They want to hear from as many young people as possible about how the changes will affect them.

They want to hear about the issues that are important to disabled young people and how they can make sure that all disabled young people can have their say on the issues that are important to them.

What will you have to do?

  • Meet and work with new people
  • Share your views and ideas
  • Gain new skills
  • Help to make sure the Government's changes reflect what disabled young people think
  • Take part in meetings
  • Represent the views of disabled young people and young people with SEN at a National Advisory Group

Travel expenses to take part in meetings and other activities will be paid.

How do you get involved?

If you are interested in joining you will have to submit a short application telling us a bit about you.

If your application is shortlisted you may be invited to an open day in London in October.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 26th September 2012.

You can fill out our application form which can be downloaded below, or submit your application by video clip, audio or other ways that suit you.

If you have any questions or would like the application in an alternative format, please contact Pamela Shaw on 020 7833 6853 or

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Last Updated : 05 September 2012. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.