Every child deserves a fair start in life, with the very best opportunity to succeed.
Currently, life chances for the approximately two million children and young people in England who are identified as having a special educational need (SEN), or who are disabled, are disproportionately poor. Far too often these young people can be held back by negative stereotypes and assumptions about their limitations.
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at NIA includes all the young people who are disabled,or identified as having a special educational need. The main focus of careers support is to identify aspirations and hopes. It's about their desire to become, like every young person, independent and successful in their chosen future. Good career guidance can have a profound impact on social mobility, as it ensures that each and every young person, whatever their needs, background or ambitions, knows the options open to them to fulfil their potential.
The Careers Programme at NIA is designed to increase the possibility and probability of paid employment. By delivering this tailor made careers programme, including careers events, visits, guest speakers, work experience and one to one guidance, young people have a real chance of achieving their dreams of paid employment.