10:45 am, Wednesday, 2nd June 2021

Lessons learnt from lockdown. The highs and lows of the pandemic’s impact on disabled children and young people.

“Between February and March 2021, as part of the Making Participation Work programme which is funded by the Department for Education and jointly delivered by Council for Disabled Children and KIDS, the Council for Disabled Children commissioned Kaizen to deliver an England wide consultation with children and young people with SEND. The consultation was co-designed between Kaizen, CDC and the FLARE young advisory group, and is based on the feedback of children and young people participating in CDC and KIDS led youth groups.

“Over 600 children and young people, 128 parents and 110 professionals contributed their views and experiences to this report – this report is the largest consultation to date with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives, and to hear directly from children and young people to understand what support they need moving forward. 

“We have produced two reports – a full detailed version and a children and young people’s summary. Please note, an easy read version will be available very soon and it will be added to this webpage. 

“We are extremely grateful to the hundreds of children, young people, parents and practitioners across England who were involved in this consultation.”

Find out:
How the pandemic has been for them.
What has been the impact of the pandemic on
them? What was most difficult?
Have there been any positive things?
What additional support young people will need to help as the lockdown ends and
schools go back?
Is there anything we can learn from the experience that could help improve things in the
future for children and young people with SEND?

Download the full report and the summary report, Lessons Learnt From Lockdown: The highs and lows of the pandemic’s impact on disabled children and young people | Council For Disabled Children.

The original article is sourced from Council for Disabled Children.