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Daniel is influencing positive changes for young people in Lancashire

Daniel who lives a Potens’ residential service, The Barn, in Leyland has received recognition this week for influencing positive changes for other children and young people across Lancashire as part of his work with POWAR.


POWAR is a group run by Barnardo’s Participation Service for Lancashire County Council influences decision making and making a difference to young people’s lives.


Potens’ Manager Sue Taylor said:  “POWAR is a council or participation group for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities funded by Lancashire County Council.”


POWAR stands for: Participate, Opportunity, Win, Achieve and Respect.


“The group is made up of young people who have SEN. They meet up regularly to discuss issues relevant to being a young person with disabilities and to share their opinions with professionals about many issues that may affect them.” Explains Sue.



Daniel today received a certificate in recognition of his continued support and participation in sharing his views, experiences and ideas for change with energy and enthusiasm.


Sue adds: “Daniel has influenced positive changes for other children and young people across Lancashire and beyond.”


Well done Daniel!


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