Introducing the SEND Young Person's Network (YPN).
What is it?
The YPN is a growing network (a bit like a Facebook group) of young people who want to have their say to help shape the services and support provided in Suffolk for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
What are the aims?
- Having fun and take part in social events while also
- Having a voice
- Being involved in decision-making
- Shaping and improving services for young people
Why is it important?
It is really important because young people are the experts in their own lives and in the best position to shape services based on their experience and need.
How can I get involved?
(Above: Winner of the Logo competition and runners up at Suffolk One)
If you are a young person between 13 and 25 we would like you to get in touch (you can email SuffolkYPN@suffolk.gov.uk) and then we can talk about how you would like to take part.
You might like to join the network and come to meetings or organised social events. Maybe sending an email or having a phone call is enough. Maybe you have another idea about how you would like to be involved?
You can find out what has been happening so far in our news pages.
How can I get in contact?
Send an email: SuffolkYPN@suffolk.gov.uk
Other useful links and information:
The Suffolk SEND Local Offer website which gives information about the services available across education, health and social care for children and young people with SEND www.suffolklocaloffer.org.uk
SENDiass (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support service) website which provides impartial information advice and support to children, young people, carers and families www.suffolk.gov.uk/sendiass
Further information on SENDiass can be found on our ' Additional support in school or college' pages
Suffolk's Joint Learning Disability Strategy outlining Suffolk's five year plan www.suffolk.gov.uk/adult-social-care-and-health/learning-disabilities/joint-suffolk-learning-disability-strategy/