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Future Me Gloucestershire update

Hello, my name is Martha. As the Engagement Officer for Future Me Gloucestershire, I am in the privileged position to meet with children and Young People from across the county to hear their views.


I work co-productively with a bank of Youth Representatives and I make visits into schools and colleges to engage with focus groups and survey respondents.

Since September this year, Future Me Gloucestershire has been working to a new engagement model. Our outreach work with children and Young People is now rolling out in three different levels and feedback has been very promising thus far!

Our ‘Level 1’ engagement has already taken us to engagement sessions at; SGS Stroud College, Deerpark School Cirencester, Eldersfield Lawn Primary near Tewkesbury, Milestone School, Saint Roses School and the University of Gloucestershire. At the time of writing, we are looking forward to visiting Forest High, Gloucestershire College and Cirencester College, and hope to secure many more visits in the New Year.

Working towards an annual report to the SEND and Inclusion Partnership (SILAP) board in July, the next two terms are going to be busy and exciting, as we gather views from more children and Young People and help to demonstrate ‘what does it feel like to be growing up with SEND in Gloucestershire?’ If you’d like to give direct feedback to this question, do not hesitate to email

Elsewhere, we are continuing to shape the Young People’s Local Offer, increasing the amount of accessible content to support Preparation for Adulthood. Our bank of Youth Representatives continues to quality-control our work and co-produce our reports to SILAP. The Youth Representative team is looking to grow, and so we invite young people aged 16 – 25 with lived experience of SEND to get in touch for an informal chat about the opportunity. Again, email

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