Shout Out for SEND Conference 2023


Here you will find out all about Shout Out for SEND’s young people’s conference in November 2023!

At the bottom of this page you will see Pippa’s speech, the conference report and the appendix with all of the young people’s feedback. Alternatively, you can click the button below to read the report.

Read the report


On Wednesday 15 November 2023, we hosted the fourth annual Shout Out for SEND Conference at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. The event was planned and led by our Shout Out for SEND Reps, who chose the theme of promoting understanding and acceptance of SEND, with a focus on discrimination and bullying.

Who Came?

All secondary schools in the county were invited and asked to bring students with SEND to share their voice on issues that are most important to them.

The day was a great success with 49 young people from 12 schools in attendance. We also had 21 school staff, and 35 staff from the council so they could hear what is important to young people in Buckinghamshire – totalling up to over 100 people!

What did we do?

During the conference young people shared their voice through:

Discussing and mind mapping the key issues with bullying and discrimination

Sharing what they would like to be different and what they want others to know

Getting creative so others will listen, such as decorating t-shirts and creating posters

Shout Out for SEND Conference Report

Click here to read: SOfS Conference November 2023 – Report

Front cover of the conference report.

Click here to read the report’s appendices with all feedback from young people on the day: Appendices – SOfS Conference November 2023

Appendices Cover

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