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Youth Groups and Activities

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Become a Young SEND Ambassador

About the Young SEND Ambassadors

The Young SEND Ambassadors are a youth group. They represent and advocate for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). They meet a couple of times a month to discuss their thoughts and views. These meetings help to create change, ensuring that the youth voice is at the heart of Education East Sussex services.

Projects for the Ambassadors

Previous and current projects include:

Upcoming projects include:

The group also offers the chance to meet other young people who have experienced involvement within the SEND community.

For more information about becoming a Young SEND Ambassador, please email:

You can also visit our Instagram page.

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Other SEND Youth Groups

There are various other SEND Youth Groups across East Sussex that children and young people can get involved with:

Amazing Future Youth Group provide peer support for young people (aged 14-25) with additional needs in East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. You can find out more on the Amaze website:

Funky Teens are a group of young people (aged 13-19) with physical or learning disabilities. They get together for various group activities. Find out more about:

Nik Naks Youth Group are a youth group for young people (aged 19-24) with mild to moderate learning disabilities:

Chailey Heritage Foundation provide education and support for children and young people with SEN. They offer lots of different services for children, young people, and their families. You can find out more on the Chailey Heritage Foundation website:

Youth Hubs

Youth Hubs offer a chance for young people to meet with others, across East Sussex. These hubs offer opportunities to share experiences and ideas with other young people. This includes SEN groups:

Youth Activities and Events

This site has a page which signposts to other services that offer activities and events. Activities and events listed are either online, or throughout East Sussex:

East Sussex Local Offer, on 1Space

Part of the East Sussex Local Offer is our SEND-specific online directory. It is hosted on East Sussex 1Space. The directory lists activities and events for children, young people, parents and carers throughout East Sussex:


i-go: The Children and Young People’s Additional Needs Register is a register and free leisure discount card for 0-25’s with additional needs living or studying in East Sussex. This could include learning, physical, or social, emotional and mental health needs. A diagnosis isn’t always necessary.

The i-go leisure discount card gives you exciting offers from i-go partners. This includes leisure centres, attractions, activities and clubs. The website also provides accessibility information to help you plan your visit.

Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms

We explain some of the terms used on this website on our page, Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms.

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