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 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.
There are other ways that you can express your views too - back for 2019, take part in our survey.
Give your views in the SEND survey 2019
Taking part in this survey will give children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities up to the age of 25 an opportunity to share their views and experiences to help shape the services that they use. The views collected from the survey will be shared with the people who manage these services to help them understand what's important to children and young people.
You have a number of options:
- You can take the survey online: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/2019SENDCYPsurvey
- Download or complete online - widget version (PDF, 4.7MB)
- Download or complete online - Easy read version (PDF, 3.4MB)
If you complete the widget version or easy read version of the survey on paper or online, please post or email your survey to:
Claire McCluskey, Co-production Adviser (SEND)
The Engagement Hub
Suffolk County Council
8 Russell Road
How can I get involved with the network?
(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.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 outlining Suffolk's five year plan www.suffolk.gov.uk/adult-social-care-and-health/learning-disabilities/joint-suffolk-learning-disability-strategy/