The Children's Society in London
Programme manager: Lorna Jacques
Established in 2000, the Disability Advocacy Programme works to support disabled young people. We deliver the following services;
- The Disability Toolkit has over 200 resources to help practitioners to involve and support disabled young people.
- Tower Hamlets Independent Advocacy – we provide advocacy to disabled young people, most of whom are placed out of borough.
- Camden Independent Travel Training - this service provides travel training and buddying to students aged 10-19 who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, so that they are accompanied and trained whilst travelling between home and school using public transport. The aim is to help them become independent travellers to and from school.
The Benefits of Independent Travel Training
The Independent Travel programme has produced this film which talks about the benefits of independent travel training from young people’s perspectives, as well as professionals that are part of the training. You can find out more from the young people and their parents who have used the service.
It aims to reduce the anxieties and assumptions that parents might have and reassures them around the capability of disabled young people with specific requirements; and shows that independence is a reality with the right support.
For services in Havering visit our Havering Advocacy Service page.