Flying high - giving young people with SEND a voice

Flying high is a group of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) who represent the views of others within North Yorkshire.

We talk to young people with SEND in schools and colleges to seek their views about all areas of their lives that are important to them, such as transitions to further education, being involved in planning their education, health and care plans, support into employment and independent living skills.

Work of the group

The flying high group shares ideas and campaigns to make things better for young people with SEND in North Yorkshire.

We take part in interviews for people who are hoping to work for North Yorkshire County Council. This is an important part of the group's work as it is vital that people who work for the council understand the needs of young people with SEND and want to help to make things better for everyone.

We also attend conferences and other events throughout the year.

Group meetings

We meet every school holiday, so about six times a year. The meetings are in a central location and transport is provided to and from the meeting place.

People can attend meetings to ask us for help. We also invite people to meetings to ask them about the service they work for.

Getting involved

If you would like to know more or would like to be part of flying high, please email or call 01609 632170.

Supporting people who have hidden disabilities

The flying high group, with support from the youth voice executive, created this film to inform transport providers how best to support people who have hidden disabilities. Watch this film to see what support should be given.