Yorkshire SEND Alliance was formed because of young people who are part of a local SEND Youth Voice Groups, recognising that not every area provides a separate space for specific issues experienced by SEND youth to be acknowledged and addressed.

The young people want to create an alliance of young people from across the region, to give young people with SEND a voice, as often this is seen as the voice of the parent. They have identified a range of topics they want to address including employment vs training and volunteering, access to information and opportunities and how to make Education and Health Plan Assessments more inclusive for young people.