Including members with additional needs

'In a sense, I wasn't disabled at Guides. I never felt like my impairment was an issue... I loved Guides so much because I wasn't singled out for being different, like I was at school.'
- Nicola, Guide

There are so many things you can do to make sure both young members and adults with additional needs can participate fully in guiding

As a charity for all girls we strive to make sure that every girl and young woman is given equal access to the opportunities that we offer. This can mean that we need to take a more bespoke approach on a case by case basis. So we invite all our leaders, or volunteers, who require support or advice on including any young members to use the resources and guidance available.

If you can’t find what you need, or you want to talk things through with someone to make sure you are meeting the requirements of our Equality and Diversity policy, get in touch with your local commissioner or with the national info team for bespoke help and advice.

Use the guidance in this section - from adapting games and qualifications to making sure your language is as inclusive as possible - to help us create a fun, safe and inspiring environment for everyone.