Disability Inclusion Training delivered by the Council’s Sports and Play team
06 June 2017
A local Vale of Glamorgan scouts group has recently undertaken disability inclusion training, honouring their promise to ‘help all’.
Initially rolled out across Vale primary schools – with Barry’s St Helens RC Junior School becoming the first to learn about catering for the needs of those with a disability – the 11th Barry Sea Scouts have now earned their disability awareness badges.
The training, which is undertaken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Disability Sports Wales Development Officer, explains what a disability is, and discusses ways of improving your meeting space to better include everyone.
The Disability Awareness Activity Badges will be awarded to all three sections of the 11th Barry Sea Scouts, which includes the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who all completed the training.
Scouts provide a range of activities throughout the year, and have introduced the disability awareness badge to raise awareness of inclusion and how everyone can be a member of the scout community.
Simon Jones, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer, said: “It’s great to see how proactive the 11th Barry Sea Scouts have been – they have gone out of their way to find disability inclusion training for the members of their scout group. It was brilliant to have over 60 members complete the training and set a great example for other scout groups in the Vale on how to become inclusive.”
Mini Disability Inclusion Training was originally created to help improve knowledge of inclusion within primary schools, but the course can be adopted by groups which are made up of children and young people.
If you would like more information on the course, please contact the Vale Sports and Play Development Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.