Recruitment opens for national Inclusion Ambassador group
The group, which has been managed by Children in Scotland since 2019, brings together young people from across Scotland to speak openly and freely about what works and what doesn’t as pupils with additional support needs.
Inclusion Ambassadors discuss their experience at regular meetings co-ordinated and facilitated by Children in Scotland where their input helps to shape consultation responses or public calls to action, or can provide a valued voice of experience.
Over the last two years, the group have discussed a number of workstreams including awareness raising and resources or training in schools that would make a positive difference for children and young people with additional support needs. Most recently, the group have been involved in developing a vision statement as part of the Scottish Government’s Review of ASL Implementation.
Appointment as an Inclusion Ambassador is for approximately two years, or for as long as is practical for the young person involved.
Inclusion Ambassadors are recruited as a representative of their school and local area.
Young people who may be interested in becoming Inclusion Ambassadors can be recommended by teachers and education professionals or can self-nominate.
Applications are open until 26 May.