YPN (SEND Young Person's Network)
Welcome to our page - introducing the Young Person's Network (SEND YPN)
Who are we?
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 making decisions
- 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.
There are other ways that you can express your views too.
How can I get involved with the Young Person's Network?
(Above photos shows: 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?
How can I get in contact?
Send an email: SuffolkYPN@suffolk.gov.uk
Other useful links and information:
- Suffolk SEND Local Offer Website - gives information about the services available across education, health and social care for children and young people with SEND. Visit www.suffolklocaloffer.org.uk
- SENDiass (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support service) - provides impartial information advice and support to children, young people, carers and families. Visit www.suffolksendiass.co.uk Further information on SENDiass can be found on our 'Additional support in school or college' pages.
- Suffolk's Joint Learning Disability Strategy - Outlines Suffolk's five year plan.
The above video titled 'Stop the Hate, A film by Suffolk young people with special educational needs and disabilities, was produced by eight Young Person's Network Champions from the Suffolk Young Person’s Network who wanted to raise awareness of hate crime towards those with disabilities.