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Future Plans

Work is underway across Brent to create opportunities for young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND) and adults with learning disabilities (LD). Within the Council this involves joint working across HR, Community Wellbeing, Children and Young People, and Regeneration and Environment, Enterprise and Skills as well as liaising with employers.

Progress over the last year includes: establishing a second Brent supported internship and a Kickstart programme for up to 30 NEET young people (including those with SEND) both based at Brent Civic Centre.

Continue growing the Brent Parent Carer Forum membership to families with SEND, developing Parent Champions who do outreach activities with other parents, increasing contact with parents through regular information sessions with staff who work with young people. Working with partners to promote and understand good practice.

Brent Council has achieved Disability Confident Employer status (level 2) in 2020.  This involves:

  • ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • communicating and promoting vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people
  • anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health conditions and enabling increased attendance at work
  • at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

Brent Parent Carer Forum is leading on the development of a ‘Brent Charter’ to give employers and organisations across the borough the opportunity to show they recognise and value people who are differently abled. This could be through publicly stating shared values, promoting inclusion and celebrating difference.



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