When you give up your time to take part in consultation or projects it is important that you understand the purpose of that piece of work and how your information will be used. See the information below for evidence of how your voices have been heard so far across Doncaster.
You would like to know who your designated school nurse is. You would like them to be more accessible if you need advice.
The School Nursing Team has worked hard to make themselves more visible in Schools. You can also contact them via text on: 07917 031 891. They have also developed an ‘E-Clinic’ to allow young people (aged 11-19) to book an appointment to chat online with a School Nurse.
Careers Advice and Information
You wanted the opportunity to speak face to face with adults more to enable you to explore a variety of different career paths.
Doncaster skills Academy and the Enterprise Coordinators are now working hard across Doncaster to sign up businesses and employers to offer these opportunities in schools.
Independent Travel for SEND Young People
Transport Information is often confusing and difficult to follow. More should be done to support us to travel independently.
There is now an Independent Travel Training service that can offer a young person with SEND training and support if they want to learn how to travel independently between home and school or college. For more information visit their website
Transport was voted one of the top issues in Doncaster during the 2017 Make Your Mark campaign.
Thanks to hard work and commitment from members of our Youth Council the 16-18 student travel pass has been changed to a new pass that includes all 16-18 year olds. This is great news as it means more young people can benefit from discounted travel across South Yorkshire/Doncaster. For more information on the pass you can visit: 16-18 Pass
We want you to share our concerns and suggestions about transport in Doncaster with the SYPTE and ask them to make it better.
Youth Council members are part of a Yorkshire and Humber Transport Partnership Group who meet 4 times a year. Partners include SYPTE, Transport Providers, South Yorkshire Youth Council representatives. Work is currently underway to develop a South Yorkshire Region Transport Charter.
Awards and Recognition
You want your positive contributions to be recognised and celebrated.
The Civic Mayor- Majid Khan is busy developing the Civic Mayor Awards which will take place in April 2019. Check back here for more information.
We want more information, support and access to supported internships
MENCAP have been doing some work in Doncaster as part of the Opportunity Area Programme working with employers to encourage more of them to provide supported internships Enterprise Coordinators are working hard to encourage more employers to provide supported internships.
We want more opportunities to learn life skills that are available to access in our communities
Through the Opportunity Area Programme EXPECT Youth are delivering an Essential Life Skills Programme offering a range of activities
We want a local offer that’s less boring and that more people know about.
Our first SEND Local Offer forum for young people will be taking place late November where work will begin to improve the local offer. Check back for further updates.
Information for Young People
Information needs to be shared with us better. There needs to be one place we can go to that has all the information we need.
We have created this website for all young people across Doncaster. If you think there are any ways it can be improved please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org