NADP Awards Scheme
The 2021 Awards
The National Association of Disability Practitioners annually celebrates excellence in the disability and inclusivity sector by issuing three awards each year.
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.
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.
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
|Year||Deb Viney Award||Team Award||Outstanding Achievement Award||Other Award|
|2016||Dawn Loizou||Judith Waterfield|
|2017||Tina Sharpe||EA Draffan|
|2018||Abi James||Marie Norris|
|2019||Caroline Huntley||Elaine Shillcock||Mike Oliver|
|2020||Christine Breakey||Lynne Barnes|
|2021||Harriet Cannon||University of the West of England||Clare Ozel|