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Devon’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

How children and young people can get involved

Champions for Change

Devon’s children and young people’s participation group is called ‘Champions for Change’. We are a group of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who believe that voices should be heard, not ignored: we encourage people to listen, hear and understand.

Due to Covid-19, we are currently meeting online via Teams once a month. In our meetings, we share our ideas about issues that affect us and help each other make an impact.

Anyone can be a Champion for Change. If you want your voice to be heard and would like to join in, please get in touch at We want to hear from all young people with SEND, so get in touch and let us know how you want to be heard!

If your school is interested in promoting the voice of children and young people, it can also sign up to our network of participating schools. We would like to know what is important to you as a child or young person with special educational needs or a disability.

Watch our film

Get involved

If you want to be a Champion for Change, you can get in touch with us and let us know. You can email us at, or call our office on 01392 383000 and leave a message. Alternatively, you can call our participation workers and have a chat. Your participation workers are:

Please tell your school, college or youth service about us and show them our video. You could also ask them about how they listen hear and understand young people and share this with us.

We have some ground rules for our meetings that you should read before signing up.

Notes from our meetings

Notes from all of our Champions for Change meetings are available here.