Involve, Engage, Inspire 2023
Deaf young people and decision-making
Our 2023 conference brought together deaf young people, expert leaders and practitioners to highlight ideas for empowering deaf young people to take greater control of their lives and the support they receive.
Involve, Engage, Inspire was designed for educational professionals working with deaf children and young people aged 10 to 25. The event shared ideas and skills to enable professionals to shape future practice in deaf young people's participation in decision-making.
The event focused around three key themes:
- Gathering the views of deaf children and young people.
- Building deaf young people’s confidence in making decisions about their education.
- Real-life examples of co-production between deaf children and young people and education professionals.
The conference was fully co-produced with deaf young people — they worked closely with professionals to shape the content and shared their own experiences of being in education.
Catch up on keynote speeches
Christine talked about the small things professionals can do to embed participation, with a focus on small stepping stones that organisations can take to build participation into their culture.
Catch up on Christine's presentation:
Christine's discussion about co-creation with young people was captured in this downloadable infographic (PDF).
Rosie and Kirsty discussed building a culture of co-production. They shared their own experiences as well as practical tips and approaches for adopting participation practices in education.
Catch up on Rosie and Kirsty's presentation:
This downloadable infographic (PDF) summarises Kirsty's and Rosie's tips for co-producing with young people.
This event was funded by the #iwill Fund. The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to a £66 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.