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Rosemary Murray 29th June 2006

Disabled Children & Young

Peoples Participation Project

learning IT skills

Meeting with relevant professionals

Presentation skills

Influencing activities

(1)CSP.

Two members of the 6th Sense group (Laura Fagan and Catherine McKernan) sit on the Southern Area Childrens Services Planning (CSP) Disability Working Group. At group meetings the young people present issues raised by participants. These issues are discussed by education, social care and health professionals along with a parent representative. In this group also the young people have the opportunity to participate in setting the 3 year strategic plan for CSP.

Prior to CSP meetings the young people meet with the chair person and secretary of the group. This enables them to express their views freely and allows the officers to clarify the young people’s views and opinions which are then discussed in the bigger meeting. Young people also place their views on the CSP web site.

(2)Wraparound

Participants present their views at Wraparound Stakeholder meetings which are held every four months. The stakeholders are local health and education authorities and local and regional policy makers and Parents and Young People.

(3)Young Peoples Hospital Forum

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