The Sycamore Trust has been nominated for two awards at this year’s prestigious Children’s and Young People’s Awards. The trust’s wonderful ‘Speak With a Picture’ project has been nominated alongside ‘Parenting Pathways’, which is up for an award for the second year in a row.
The Parenting Pathways Project is for adults and pregnant women with learning difficulties and the SWAP initiative is for non-verbal pre-school children aged 2-4 with limited communication skills. SWAP uses an alternative communication system designed to help children and their families to develop communication skills that can be widely used every day.
Now in their 14th year, the Children & Young People Now Awards have become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. Parenting Pathways has been nominated in the PHSE category and SWAP has been nominated for the Early Intervention Award.
Pathways was nominated last year in the Safeguarding category for the initiative that has made the biggest contribution to prevent and protect children and young people from abuse and neglect. The award went to the Children’s Society for their splendid Greater Manchester Missing Service which picks up the pieces in Manchester when a child goes missing from care.
Sycamore’s Senior Project manager Jean Rayner was delighted at the nominations. She said ‘We’re thrilled to be nominated for such a prestigious national award, alongside some well-known national organisations. We’re hoping for better luck this year at the ceremony in November!’