Community inclusion with SEND

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As you prepare to become an adult, you may want to get involved in your local community. Whether this means joining a local group, taking part in council activities or building and maintaining relationships and friendships.

Becoming an adult

Friendships, relationships and understanding who you are is a big part of becoming an adult. As well as understanding what a good and a bad relationship or friendship is, finding out more about sexual health, body image and emotions is also important.

Learn about becoming an adult.

Days out, activities and groups in your community

How about having a day out in Kent, or join a local group or support network near you in a hobby you love? You could take part in a new sport, join a youth club, attend a theatre group or visit the cinema.

Find local activities, days out and groups near you.

Get involved in your council

As a young person living in Kent it is important that your voice is heard. There are many ways in which you can be involved in council led decisions to support your future.

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

If you have been released from custody, there is plenty of support available to help you to get back into your local community safely. Our youth justice team have put together a guide to explain the custody process, and a list of contact details for our teams.

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.