NADP Awards Scheme

The National Association of Disability Practitioners annually celebrates excellence in the disability and inclusivity sector by issuing three awards:

The 2021 Awards

We are now accepting nominations for the Deb Viney Award and the Team Achievement Award with a deadline of midnight Monday 22nd March 2021.

The Deb Viney award for an Individual Disability/Inclusivity Practitioner 

This award is given in Deb’s name to honour her major contribution to the sector. Deb Viney, who died in 2014, was one of the founders of the National Association of Disability Practitioners (then named the National Association of Disability Officers). She worked tirelessly to promote good practice in the sector and gave invaluable support to many colleagues both nationally and internationally.

Click this link for more details and to nominate a practitioner for 2021

The Disability and Inclusivity Award for a Service Team

The National Association of Disability Practitioners wishes to annually recognise one disability or inclusivity team for their contribution to making a positive difference to the experiences of disabled students and/or disabled staff in the post-compulsory education sector, with effect from 2021 onwards.

The aim for this award is that it may be awarded to any disability or inclusivity team, regardless of their size or location. However, at least 50% of the team, including the Team Manager, must be NADP members to be eligible.

Click this link for more details and to nominate a team for 2021

The Outstanding Achievement Award

Each year the National Association of Disability Practitioners, NADP, recognises one individual in the disability and inclusivity field for their sustained contribution to making a really positive difference to the experiences of disabled students and/or disabled staff in higher or further education.

The Awards Panel discuss and consider examples of sustained excellent practice and work that we are aware of, throughout the sector, and compile an initial list of nominees, which then gets passed to the wider NADP Board for voting.

We are mainly looking at three areas.

  • A Member who has made a major and sustained contribution to the advancement of professionalism in higher or further education services for disabled students or staff, in their institution and beyond, throughout their career
  • A Member who has contributed to the disability sector in ways that may well extend above and beyond their duties and responsibilities in their day to day role
  • A Member who has made an outstanding contribution to raising the profile of the National Association of Disability Practitioners.

Past Award Winners

YearDeb Viney AwardTeam AwardOutstanding Achievement AwardOther Award
2011Dave Laycock
2012Alan Hurst
2013Nasser Siabi
2014Barbara Waters
2015Deb Viney
2016Dawn LoizouJudith Waterfield
2017Tina SharpeEA Draffan
2018Abi JamesMarie Norris
2019Caroline HuntleyElaine ShillcockMike Oliver
2020Christine BreakeyLynne Barnes
2021???