Youth Voice Matters 2022 Conference

The Making Participation Work team are pleased to announce that the sign up for the next online Youth Voice Matters: Children and Young People’s Conference is now open.


Wednesday 23rd February 2022

Deadline to sign up: Monday 22nd November 2021


Zoom conference. Please sign up via this Eventbrite link


Council for Disabled Children, as part of the Making Participation Work programme jointly delivered by CDC and KIDS and funded by the Department for Education, will be hosting an interactive online, all-day conference for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities on Wednesday 23rd February 2022. This is a conference with a difference – designed and delivered by young people for young people.

What did young people think about our last online Youth Voice Matters Conference?

  • “It was so fun and nice to know that we are being listened to”
  • “It was really fun, it was interactive and included us”
  • “Really good and loved putting my views across and being listened to”

The conference is an incredible opportunity for children and young people to build on their participation skills, develop their voice and feel empowered to participate in decision making at a local, national and strategic level.

We are now opening registration to groups who would like to attend the virtual conference. There is a limit of 7 young people per group so sign up quickly before all the spaces are gone! 

Please only reserve spaces if you have an existing children and young people’s group and only reserve the number of tickets you actually need so as to allow as many groups as possible to attend.

Registration will close on Monday 22nd November 2021, or sooner if all tickets are allocated.

Useful information for professionals

This event is taking place on Wednesday 23rd February 2022 during half term so please consider how you would support your groups to participate before signing up and reserving spaces.

At the moment group, leaders only need to register their group and indicate how many tickets you need. All deadline dates for returning delegate information and consent forms are included at the bottom of your Eventbrite confirmation email once you have reserved your spaces.

Please support the young people you work with and build up their excitement to be part of the only participation conference specifically for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities!