Thank you Gaby!

Our amazing SEND YPC Gaby has now finished her role as young person’s champion and is now the Engagement and Participation Worker for our regional forum CYPSA (Children and young people self-advocacy). We’re so proud of how she has grown in confidence and the work she has done for young people across Somerset! Gaby is staying within the Unstoppables as a member, so we’re glad it is a thank you not a goodbye! 😊

Youth Voice Superhero!

Our Unstoppables member Josh was celebrated last weeks for all he does for the youth groups within the Engagement and Participation team. If you’d like to read more about the celebration, we have an article in this month’s news: Celebration event for a youth voice superhero, Josh Lancaster! (

Meeting update

Unstoppables met in February 2024 for the first meeting of the year! We started the meeting with an update to see how everyone was and share updates from the Christmas / January period.

As it was our first meeting of the year, we were discussing what we wanted our 2024 priorities to be. We thought it would be interesting to share with the readers of SEND news in case a young person with SEND can relate and would like to share their voices whether that is by joining the Unstoppables or getting in touch with us at and speaking to Sian Smiley (SEND Engagement and Participation Officer).

What do we mean by our priorities?

  • Priorities to us mean things that are important to us as children and young people with SEND.
  • We decide what topics to discuss throughout the year and share our lived experience with key stakeholders and professionals within Somerset to try and make a difference for young people with SEND.
  • These selected topics will then be voted on throughout the year to be added onto the agenda for our forum meetings.

What are our 2024 priorities?

Our next meeting is Saturday 2nd March 2024. If you or someone you know would like to be a member of the Unstoppables then follow the link to our form Expression of Interest to join The Unstoppables ( 😊

Similarly, If you or a young person you know wants more information about how they can join the Unstoppables, or be part of our work they/you can contact us via email ( or via phone/What’s App (07976 809 773).

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February 29, 2024

Molly Venn