The Disabled Children and Young Peoples Participation Project (DCYPPP) facilitates the involvement of children and young people with disabilities in strategic childrens services planning. In doing so young people come together in groups to learn to increase their confidence, self-esteem, make friends and support one and other to speak to service planners and together help make a difference to the lives of children and their families. Users of this project are disabled young people aged 4 to 25.
Schools Inclusion and Participation Programme is designed to improve children and young people's awareness of their rights and to enable them to be involved in influencing.
The programme is delivered in one school per trust in Northern Ireland each school year.
We work with young people with a disability aged 14-19 in Special Schools and in Mainstream Schools as part of this programme.
The programme is delivered over 6/7 weeks in each school.
We identify schools to take part in the programme each year, however welcome expressions of interest from schools who wish to avail of the programme for their students.
We can help with Rights and participation Enabling and supporting children and young people to participate in decision making processes.
6th Sense is based in the Southern Locality and is part funded by the SHSCT.
Eight Young People with a range of disabilities and autism will be supported to participate in twelve 6th sense meetings per year.
Activities will include influencing and capacity building meetings.
Personal Care Needs of membership will be met at the project.
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Disability advocacy/participation Including children and young people with disabilities in community activities and decisions about themselves.
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