The aim of our Additional Needs Ministry is to encourage, enable and equip children’s, youth and families’ workers to reach, include, create belonging for, and disciple all children and young people, especially those with additional needs or disabilities.
We offer a range of ways for people to connect with, and benefit from, this ministry area, including training, consultancy, an online learning community, and a range of articles and video content as well as a weekly blog.
An essential training seminar for all church leaders, youth and children’s leaders, parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about children and young people with additional needs or disabilities.
We provide a consultancy programme, to offer churches personalised expert advice during one of their childrens/youth group sessions.
Additional Needs Alliance
We are joint-Founders of the Addional Needs Alliance, a vibrant and lively online learning community bringing people together who are passionate about working with children and young people with additional needs or disabilities.
The Additional Needs Blogfather
Mark writes the award winning blog to share experiences of parenting a young person with additional needs, tips and tricks to help children’s and youth workers who are working with children and young people with additional needs, and some insight into what the Bible has to say in this area.
Mark Arnold (Urban Saints' Additional Needs Ministry Director) is a ‘Churches for All’ partner, a member of both the ‘Council for Disabled Children’ and the ‘Living Fully Network’, and serves on the executive for ‘Children Matter!’
Mark is also dad to James, a 15-year-old with ASC and learning difficulties.