ADHD Foundation presents Merseyside Scouts with partnership award, in recognition of our impactful work together.
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage young people of all backgrounds to do more, learn more and be more. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always.
Merseyside Scouts has been developing a culture of being 'inherently inclusive'. Our aim is to provide our members with a level of understanding and acceptance that far surpasses that of society – and through which they inherently see everyone as equal; without labels or judgement. In addition, we have been focused on taking Scouting to even more communities.
Merseyside Scouts have provided adult volunteers with as many opportunities as possible to understand how to make Scouting accessible to as many young people, and other adults, as possible - as well as provide adequate support and knowledge on how to make adjustments to their programme to aid active participation.
We have delivered targeted projects to train hundreds of our adult volunteers in areas such as:
- Supporting Young People with ADHD
- Supporting Young People with Behavioural Needs
- Understanding LGBT+
Raising Awareness of Inclusivity
This has been done by building strong partnerships with organisations such as ADHD Foundation – and we have plans to continue to broaden the topics over the coming months with further access to specialist knowledge and skills, across the nine protected characteristics.
Our partnership with ADHD Foundation began a number of years ago. The ADHD Foundation is a remarkable charity that works in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies to improving emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management of ADHD, ASD and related learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Irlen’s Syndrome, dyscalculia and Tourette’s Syndrome. The Foundation also provides training for GP’s, Teachers, Social Care agencies and other professionals, raising awareness to bring about positive change and inclusion in mental health, education and employment.
Thank you, ADHD Foundation.