INNOVATIVE ways to develop and promote services for children with special educational needs and disabilities have been celebrated.
More than 70 young people from schools, colleges and youth groups across Hampshire attended a conference, by the county council.
The event builds upon work being carried out by Hampshire’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Pathfinder.
Changes come into place nationally from September to improve teaching for children and young people with SEN and disabilities.
Councillor Peter Edgar, the council’s executive member for education, said: ‘It’s really positive that a diverse group of young people from across Hampshire attended the conference to tell us their views on services for children and young people with SEN and disabilities.
‘We regularly hold youth conferences to enable young people to participate in local decision making so that we can listen directly to them and they can help shape our services.’