Jacqui Shurlock writes: Children and young people are all able to tell us what they think and feel in many ways.
A new report, "Valuing the Views of Children with a Learning Disability", has been produced by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and Mencap and can be found on the Paving the Way website here.
The report gives examples of how organisations have actively sought and responded to the views of children with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities in ways that other people can replicate.
It tackles misconceptions, signposts further useful information and is aimed at anyone involved in supporting children or young people with learning disabilities including schools, CAMHS and short breaks.
It will be of interest to those consulting young people in order to shape future services (including commissioners in SEND and Transforming Care Partnerships.) Please forward on to your networks and let people know via social media.
We hope you will find the report useful.
Children and Young Person Lead
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Tel: 07436 102778