Inclusion Live 2024 Week

Posted 10th January 2024

Inclusion 2024 Live is an interactive online week of free to access, virtual Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Inclusion webinars.

The week, hosted by the Youth Sport Trust, provides the opportunity for teachers, school staff, community providers and sports organisations to listen to and learn from experienced practitioners and young people.

Teachers, school leaders, young SEND people, and their parents continue to tell us that there is a real need to learn from others who have successfully developed strategies and programmes that positively engage everyone in physical activity. We also know that 389,171 pupils have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and 1,183,384 require SEND support in England. Sadly, disabled children are also twice as likely to be lonely than their non-disabled peers and more likely to feel they have no one to talk to feel left out and alone.

Inclusion 2024 Live week will take place from 29 January - 02 February 2024 and is a fantastic opportunity to listen to those who have had real success, learn something new and feel more confident in developing the knowledge to support young people with SEND access PE, school sport, and physical activity. One third of disabled children take part in less than 30 minutes of sport and physical activity per day and disabled children’s activity levels decrease significantly as they get older. 
We are also hearing from National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) and community sports clubs how children with SEND are not returning to sport after the pandemic, and examples of families having to withdraw their children from such provision due to costs of travel or specialist equipment that is needed. This is why it is so important we offer as many touchpoints with sport, physical activity, and play as possible through school settings.
The programme of innovative and interactive sessions during Inclusion Live week are designed to spark ideas and enable everyone who works with SEND children to connect and think differently. 
To enable as many professionals as possible to access the week, please promote with all your contacts and networks. You can find the overview of the week with booking links and a handy toolkit with suggested emails and social media posts here.
Thank you for your ongoing support to create more opportunities for young people who need them the most.

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