The YES! Awards

One of the User Voice and Participation (UVP) Team's aims is to ensure children and young people who access Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services have a voice in the services that affect them. One of the UVP Participation group SYAS (SEND Youth Advisors Surrey) facilitate the annual YES! Awards.

On Friday 28 February 2020, SEND Youth Advisors (SYAS) and The User Voice and Participation Team facilitated the YES! Awards.

The YES! Awards celebrates the achievements of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Surrey. The evening was a great success with young people and their families praising how inclusive, well organised and  inspirational the event was!

The 2020 YES! Awards was held at Reigate Manor Hotel with 200 people attending the awards ceremony, 70 of whom were children and young people nominated by professionals for their amazing achievements. We'd like to thank everyone who nominated young people for a YES! Award!

'Great to see young people recognised for their wonderful achievements, courageous nature and seeing smiles on their faces was lovely! More praise and events like this should happen! Wonderful!'