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Norfolk SEND Youth Forum - Questions & Answers

What is a SEND youth forum?

A SEND Youth Forum is run and developed by young people, for young people, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Who can join? If you are aged between 11 – 25 years and have any special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), then this could be for you!

Who can join?

If you are aged between 11 – 25 years and have any special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), then this could be for you!

How do I join?

We have a Registration form, which all potential members should complete and return, which can be downloaded from the Young Person section of our website. If you would like some help to complete this, please call our main telephone number on T: 01603 70 40 70

What is the purpose of a SEND Youth Forum?

  • Represent views of YP
  • Provide an opportunity for YP to have a voice
  • Discuss issues
  • Engage with decision makers
  • Contribute to improving & Developing SEND services for YP
  • Create real change for YP with SEND

How often are the meetings?

The meetings are around every 6 weeks.  These will be on-line, for the foreseeable future, because of COVID 19. However, once the current health climate does not pose a risk, we hope we will all be able to meet in person!

Do I have to attend the meetings to be part of the Forum?

No, you can choose to not attend the online meetings and use our online pinboard.  Once you have registered you will be given a password to access the pinboard which is on our website.  You will have the opportunity to give your thoughts and feedback on conversations and documents by filling in a form and submitting to us at Norfolk SEND Partnership.  You can also choose to attend the meetings and use the pinboard.

What happens next?

Once you have completed and sent the Registration Form, we will contact you with the joining instructions for the first meeting. We will also post regular updates and information on our website, to keep you posted!