Stockport Parent Advocate Gets Awarded MBE

Wednesday, 4 Jan 2017

Sherann Hillman Sherann Hillman, Chair of Parents in Partnership Stockport (PIPS) has been awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Years Honours list.

Sherann's MBE is for her Services to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Sherann has worked with children, young people and families in voluntary roles for just over 18 years in the community of Stockport and was previously awarded the Proud of Stockport "Community Champion" award in 2013 for her role as Chair of Parents in Partnership Stockport.

Sherann has been a parent rep for the last 8 years and has worked in partnership with Stockport Council ensuring that children, young people and families are at the heart of all services.

Sherann has been a strong voice for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities in Stockport, as well as bringing reform nationally through her involvement in the SEND Reforms including the Children and Families Act 2014, and other relevant national legislation to benefit parents and families of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Cllr Dean Fitzpatrick, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Education says, “We are delighted that Sherann’s dedication and achievements have been recognised for all the work she has done to support and represent families in Stockport and nationally. We congratulate her in gaining this prestigious honour”.

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