Community inclusion with SEND

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As you become an adult, you might want to get involved in your community. You can join a local group, take part in council activities or build and maintain relationships.

Becoming an adult

A big part of becoming an adult is making friends and getting to know yourself. It's also important to know more about sexual health, body image, and emotions, as well as good and bad relationships.

Learn about becoming an adult.

Days out, activities and groups in your community

What about having a day out in Kent, or joining a local group or support network near you? Why not, try a new sport, join a youth hub, go to the movies or attend a theatre group.

Find local activities, days out and groups near you.

Get involved in your council

It's important to have your voice heard. There are plenty of ways to be involved in council-led decisions.

Learn how you can get involved in council making decisions and how to use your voice in supporting other young people in Kent.

Support for young people released from custody

After being released from custody, there's plenty of support available to help you settle back in your local community. Our youth justice team has put together a guide explaining the custody process, and their contact details.

Read our youth justice operational guide.


People volunteer for a range of reasons, and each volunteering opportunity provides its own unique experience. Volunteering can help you to:

  • develop new skills and experience
  • enhance your CV
  • gain valuable references
  • meet new people
  • make a difference to other people’s lives
  • build your confidence in the workplace.

Find a local volunteering opportunity near you.