Children and Young People with a Disability

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Support Partners (Young People’s Group)


Barnardo’s Disabled Children and Young Peoples’ Participation Project (DCYPPP) was established in 2002 and aims to facilitate the involvement of children and young people with a range of disabilities to have a say in the services they, and others like them, receive within the Southern Health and Social Care Trust and also on a NI Regional level within the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership.

About Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense is the Advocacy Group for the Disabled Children & Young People’s Participation Project. Members of 6th Sense have become the voice of young people with disabilities from across the Southern Area. There is an open referral system to 6th Sense for children and young people aged 5 to 18 years living in the Southern Area.

In order to establish the views of the young people, 6th Sense meet regularly to identify and discuss issues. Communication is not a barrier to participation in the group as young people can communicate and participate using mediums which best suit the individual. Young people participate through art, games, symbols, IT, drama etc to ensure they have fun and learn through mediums best suited to their individual needs.

DCYPPP also meet young people from across Northern Ireland to discuss issues such as Autism Support and Transition issues at 14+. Young People who have an intellectual disability, physical disability, sensory impairment or a condition that impacts on their daily living can help us influence developments in policy and service provision at local and regional government level.

About Children with Disabilities Strategic Alliance (CDSA)

Disability Action works to ensure that people with disabilities attain their full rights as citizens, by supporting inclusion, influencing Government policy and changing attitudes in partnership with disabled people.

Learn more about Disability Action’s involvement with CDSA here
Learn more about CINI’s involvement with CDSA here

About Cedar Foundation

Cedar delivers a range of services that enable people with disabilities to get the most out of life and to be fully included in their communities.

Learn more about the Cedar foundation here

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