Poppy & I sit on the NW SEND Young People Coproduction Steering Group and Poppy, along with several other SEND young people have co-produced a brilliant booklet to help practitioners when working directly with young people and covers a range of areas that have identified by young people. It was co-produced with young people from across the North West who came together online in the summer of 2020. The young people were brought together to form an online group when lockdown began, the sessions were designed to give young people the opportunity to meet when they couldn’t otherwise do so, and were a mix of task focus discussion, treasure hunts, online games and fun. This resource was created from those Youth Voice sessions. Thought you might like to see the finished publication.
It covers the following topics:
- Young People’s feelings
- Disability Hate Crime
- How young people can get more involved with services
- How SEND young people can be better supported
- Residentials & School trips
- Digital tips for workers & young people
- Links to useful resources
Please feel free to share with other staff that work alongside you, and those who support children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and disabilities. It may help with conversation starters with children and young people and prompt them to upskill further. Poppy, I’m sure would welcome your feedback.