The Young Person's Network are currently recruiting champions and young people who put themselves forward are training for an accreditation.
This is an exciting time for young people to get involved in sharing their views on the things that matter and make a real difference.
For more information on the SENDYPN you can read about it here
SENDYPN are recruiting champions to meet with key decision makers and lead on activities the network takes part in. They have just made a video about physical and mental health.
The West area YPN group took part in a consultation last week. Everyone worked so hard to give their views on transport, the SENDiass website (SEND Information Advice and Support Service) and completed the survey. We always like to know where the information has gone and how it will be used. SENDiass have provided us with an overview of the information they gathered which you can download.
We have announced the winner of the logo competition as Kimberly Nightingale at Suffolk One sixth form college. Well Done!! And a very big well done and thank you to all our runners up, you all did a fab job and you should all be really proud of yourselves.
The first meetings
The idea for a SENDYPN came through some work with a young person who was a Learning Disability Strategy champion. To make this idea happen we started off with three fab workshops in the West, Ipswich and Lowerstoft where we worked with 58 young people through 5 schools and colleges. While munching on chocolate fingers and satsumas we talked about - What is important to the lives of young people? What they are interested in? What a network is and how the network should work?
Here are some students at the session in Lowerstoft college
We were told...
We also held a logo competition, with lots of stunning entries. Well done to everyone who took part- watch this space as we will be announcing the winner in September. The winner will have their logo made into a design and used in the future.