Embracing Inclusive Practice: Fight the fear

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Many organisations claim that their work is inclusive but what does this really mean?  Should all work be inclusive or is there still a place for specialist accessible work? In this episode, we investigate what it truly means to be inclusive for all children and young people, regardless of special educational need or disability.

Lucy and our podcast guests explore the importance of bespoke approaches to inclusion, removing barriers to participation, challenge where adaptation can potentially masquerade as inclusion, re-evaluate established practices, and pave the way for organisations to commit to creating a truly inclusive culture across their entire organisation.

Lucy guides the discussion on how organisations can strive towards inclusive practice and find the solutions to ensure inclusion is meaningful, whilst also confronting the discomforting realm of tokenism, challenging where inclusion falls short for D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse children and young people.

Personal stories and insights are shared by our podcast guests to highlight the need to do more together to provide equal opportunities and the importance of listening to and involving young disabled people in decision-making.

Join us as we craft a roadmap for genuine inclusion, breaking barriers and paving the way for a truly inclusive culture. It’s time to fight the fear and prioritise meaningful inclusion.

Watch Episode Three of Stronger Voices Together below

Episodes are available on the following streaming platforms:

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Created by John Lyon’s Charity

Hosted by Lucy Edwards 

Produced by Through the I 

Animation by vecteezy.com  


Part One: Sheryl Catto, Artistic Director and CEO at ActionSpace, and Luke Hollowell-Williams, Artistic Director at Primary Shakespeare Company


Primary Shakespeare Company

Testimonial: Leonie Jackson, Broadfields Primary School

Broadfields Primary School

Part Two: John MacNeely, Action on Disability, and Jocelyn Lightfoot, CEO of London Chamber Orchestra

Action on Disability

London Chamber Orchestra