POWAR is a participation group for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. POWAR stands for: Participate, Opportunity, Win, Achieve and Respect
It is run by Barnardo’s Participation Service for Lancashire County Council.
We influence decision making and make a difference to young people’s lives.
We hold regular meetings which are informal and fun. These meetings are open to young people from secondary school age up to 25.
We also meet regularly with primary aged children, usually during the school holidays.
We meet at venues across Lancashire and every month at County Hall in Preston.
Here is a description of our regular monthly meetings.
We help to:
Young inspectors visit different services for children and young people to inspect them and then come up with ways that they can improve. At our meetings we:
Visitors from different services and organisations often join us to speak to us and ask for our views about different topics. We also do consultations or questionnaires for Lancashire County Council, Barnardo’s or other organisations.
If you would like more information or would like to come along please contact Barnardo’s on 01772 629 470 and ask to speak to a member of the Participation Team.