Author: Sarah Withers

Inclusion Blog: Money, Money Money!

Scouting For All – Inclusion in East Lancashire Scouts In an ideal world, all Scouts Groups would be open to any young person who wished to join in and take part. However we know that in real life this is often not possible; he building is not accessible for wheelchairs, the leaders do not have the knowledge or experience to meet the needs of the young person, the Group does not have suitable equipment for accessible activities, the young person needs extra support and there are no spare leaders… the list goes on. Many of these barriers require funding to...

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Scouting For All

My name is Sarah Withers. I have recently been appointed as Assistant County Commissioner (Inclusion) and my role will be to support the development and growth of fully inclusive Scouting within East Lancashire. I come from a background in Special Education and have twenty years experience of working with young people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. I have been a Scout Leader for a similar length of time, covering all Sections and have had many roles during that time – including nine years as Leader of a joint Scout/Explorer Scout Unit based at a school where all the youth members had additional needs. Inclusive Scouting is not just about ensuring that those...

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