Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars are a group of young people from Northamptonshire between the ages of 13 to 25 years that have SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). We meet monthly and are supported by Children First Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire County Council.

What we do:

  • give our views to make improvements to local services in the area for other SEND young people
  • participate and support in consultations to allow other young people to have a voice about issues and services
  • interview professionals for Children First Northamptonshire to make sure only the right adults are chosen to work with us
  • learn new skills and training like recruitment and selection, how to inspect services and how to present

For more information about how to get involved with the Shooting Stars group, please get in touch with us.

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Shooting Stars Young Inspectors report

On Wednesday 3 April 2018, three members of Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire and two members of Shooting Stars visited Kettering General Hospital to conduct an 'Enter and View' style visit in three different children’s departments - Paediatric Emergency Department, Paediatric Outpatients and Skylark ward - to give feedback to the hospital about the areas from the perspective of young people.

Healthwatch Northamptonshire worked with Shooting Stars to include the perspective of young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).