Listening to and involving children and young people
Statutory guidance from the Department for Education states that local authorities and schools listen to and involving children and young people when considering how best to provide opportunities for them. Under section 176 of the Education Act 2002 they are required to consult with pupils in connection with the taking of decisions which affect them.
Involving children and young people is their right, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (articles 2, 3, 6 and 12). It is at the heart of RIX Multimedia Advocacy to provide children and young people with a voice and opportunities to express their opinion in matters that affect their lives.
Charlton Park Academy’s residential provision ‘Rainbow House’ has just achieved an Ofsted Outstanding report (2018). This is largely because of their commitment to self-advocacy and the use of RIX Wikis and the Multimedia Advocacy approach to encourage all students to become active participants in a democratic society by involving them in school councils, meetings and decision making processes, and helping them to develop their communication skills, co-operation and encouraging them to take responsibility.
We are proud to host a webinar with Kathryn Stowell, who leads this work at Charlton Park Academy. Ms Stowell will share with us how the school is using RIX Wikis and Multimedia to centralise the student voice in everything they do. Kathryn will talk about the benefits of this approach and the impact that it has on increased confidence, self-respect, competence and an improved sense of responsibility, as well as increased motivation and engagement with learning.
Click Here to register for the FREE webinar on the 5th June 2018 from
1.00 – 1.30pm and have the opportunity to have your questions answered.
The webinar will take place using Skype for business at this Link.
RIX Research & Media has been pioneering inclusive and co-produced technology to put children & young people with disabilities and their families, in control of their information and share their needs and aspirations for over 15 years. We are engaged with a range of inclusive research projects across the UK, Europe and the US in addition to working with 20 Local Authorities in the UK.
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