ACE

The next ACE meeting:
Autumn Term 2019 – dates tbc

Venue: Charlton Park Academy

 

To read the annual report for the work that the ACE groups did last year please click on the links below. This information is also available on the Local Offer website

image of student meeting
ACE Meeting, November 2018

Board for young people with disabilities

ACE (Action, Change and Equality) groups enable children and young people within the Royal Borough of Greenwich to share their opinions on what is working and what could be better in the Borough. The feedback from the ACE groups helps to shape and improve services for disabled children and young people.

ACE groups are currently held in seven different schools and DSP’s within the Royal borough of Greenwich – consulting with a total of 40 young people on average each month. All the different schools have supported RBG in this venture with identifying students, accommodation and support staff who are involved directly in sessions.

The ACE groups have consulted on a wide range of topics including;

  • Short Breaks – personal assistants
  • The Local Offer
  • The Royal Borough of Greenwich Culture Bid
  • Speech and Language therapy
  • RBG Participation Strategy
  • Positive mental health
  • Leisure services

Having a network of Participation groups enables RBG to have a wide representation of children and young people with SEND within the borough.

Sessions are flexible and interactive for the young people, so that all young people can contribute in a creative and open way that meet their individual communication and learning needs.
(Text taken © www.royalgreewich.gov.uk)

 

 

May 2019

 

Text and Photographs by Nicole Allwood, Royal Borough of Greenwich

On the 17 April 2019 three members of the ACE participation network attended a national participation event hosted by the Council for Disabled Children up in Central London.

The conference was for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. The conference allowed the ACE group members to meet individuals and participation groups from all over England. The aim of the day was to learn about why having a voice matters, discuss experiences of participation, and inspire each other to get involved in decision-making.

It was a great day with lots to talk about and our ACE members all did amazing!

ACE (Action, Change and Equality) groups enable children and young people within the Royal Borough of Greenwich to share their opinions on what is working and what could be better in the Borough. The feedback from the ACE groups helps to shape and improve services for disabled children and young people.

ACE groups are currently held in seven different schools and DSP’s within the Royal borough of Greenwich – consulting with a total of 40 young people on average each month. All the different schools have supported RBG in this venture with identifying students, accommodation and support staff who are involved directly in sessions.

We know how important it is to make sure that children and young people get their voices heard and are able to make real change within their communities and the borough. We were so pleased that members of the ACE groups got the chance to take part in this opportunity.

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