10th November 2021 • My Family Our Needs

The BAPS Awards have come to a close for another year, and if you missed all the action last week, we’re bringing you the best bits (which was pretty much all of it).

The BAPS (Bloody Awesome Parents) Awards are dedicated to recognising the parents and carers of children with additional needs, and the wider SEND community. If you’re not familiar with the BAPS Awards, find out all about them, and why they are important here.

This year the ceremony took place at a stunning new venue, the Athena in Leicester, which gave many Great Gatsby vibes. It was hosted by British performer, writer and director best known for his portrayal of Gavin in the beloved Gavin and Stacey, Mathew Horne. There was plenty of booze, much laughter and a few tears as our nominees and winners swapped stories and achieved their goal of spreading wider awareness of the SEND community. Did we mention It was great to be able to come together once again in person?!

Here’s a batch of the unofficial photos from the night (always the best ones), and a little film to give you a feel for the night. Please do check out the winners page and read all about them here.

3rd November 2021 – #BAPSAwards are go!

Irish pubs took precedence over getting glammed up for some…

Arriving in style

Enjoying the celebrations!

Meeting face to face for the first time

What Phil said:



And not forgetting the morning after the night before 😉

We hope the BAPS Awards continue to grow and improve each year so if you like what you’ve seen, we would love you to get involved next time. Sign up to hear about key dates and plans for 2022.

Huge thanks to everyone involved – including headline sponsor Choice Support, and category sponsors Certitude London, MacIntyre, Langley Wellington Education Lawyers, Children’s Complex Care by Voyage Care, and Well Pharmacy