Our July Events Don’t Miss Out

Join us for our 3 events in July

SEND Marketplace Event

Friday 6th July 2018

The Derbyshire Hotel, Carter Lane East, South Normanton, DE55 2EH

10am until 2pm

A wealth of information and knowledge all in one place for you as parent/carers to visit throughout the day.  We have already had confirmation of over 20 organisations who will be attending on the day. Please book your place following the link below to Eventbrite  – you do not have to attend for the full day, please feel free to drop in when you are free, however booking is essential!

Book your place

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Here are just some of those who have confirmed.

 

Light refreshments will be provided but please note lunch will NOT be provided at these events.

 

Please keep an eye on the website and social media for more updates and information to follow on who else will be attending and who will be giving short talks about their services and what times they will be delivering them. 

Book your place

HERE

 

 

Helping you and your child sleep

A child who does not sleep well can affect the whole family. Children with SEND and those with certain medical conditions are more likely to experience problems with sleeping.

Join us for our Sleep Workshop with Contact and learn about some standard approaches and some tips that help all children, including children with SEND, and YOU to get a good night’s rest.

Sleep Workshop – Wednesday 4th July 2018

10am until 12pm

Delivered by Emma Weatherdon from Contact

book your place HERE

Supporting siblings

Parents often talk to us about the importance of siblings and the difficulties that can arise for the siblings of a child with SEND. These challenges rarely stop the relationship siblings have with their SEND brother or sister being one of the most important in their lives.

Come along to Contact’s Siblings Workshop to learn about some of the issues that may crop up for siblings of a child with SEND and tips on how to respond to them.

And get some sibling tips from other parents.

Siblings Workshop – Wednesday 4th July 2018

12.30pm until 2.30pm

Delivered by Fran Dancyger from Contact

book your place HERE

 

All 3 events are taking place at:

The Derbyshire Hotel, Carter Lane East, South Normanton, DE55 2EH

 

Light refreshments will be provided but please note lunch will NOT be provided at these events.

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The Snap Survey Results Are In

Thank you to everyone who took part in our surveys over the 4 days mid April, we took the reports to the Local Authority and are being presented at the SEND Stakeholder Meeting Wednesday 25th April.

This Stakeholder Meeting is a multi agency meeting with professionals from health, education, commissioning, schools and not forgetting parent/carers from Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice representing parent/carers around the county.  Also at this meeting ideas and views are taken forward and thanks to your input on these Snap Surveys we have evidence to question and request information from the Local Authority and recommend changes.

Within the reports below, there is a report from 2017 with the same GRIP questions to compare.  All the information is confidential and at the end of each report are the results from Survey Monkey to evidence the content.

 

Once again thank you for your time.

GRIP Report April 2018

GRIP Report March 2017

My SEND Learning Plan April 2018

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Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Day

Thanks to the generous grant from NDVA we were able to offer our parent/carers in Chesterfield and surrounding areas a Christmas themed Health & Wellbeing Day on Friday 1st December 2017 at the Assembly Rooms in Chesterfield.

As well as a fantastic buffet lunch, hot chocolate with cream and Christmas crackers parent/carers were treated to manicures from beauty students at Chesterfield College, facials and make -up from Oraflame, a fitness demonstration from DAWS, Jumping Clay from StraightCurves and of course, some amazing presents generously donated by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, hand delivered by Santa himself! Here are some photographs from the day.

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A HUGE thank you to all the students from Chesterfield College for the pampering!

Thank you to Oraflame for the make-up and facials!

A MASSIVE thanks to Steve from DAWS for the Fitness Demonstration!

Thank you to Straight Curves for the fantastic Jumping Clay Demonstration!

And of course, the amazing ‘Santa’ for delivering the presents and bringing a smile to everyones face!

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And Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for their generous donation of the Christmas gifts.

Some great talent was apparent on the art therapy/craft tables! Also a great opportunity for a drink and a natter.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a wonderful day for our parent/carers!

 

 

Parent/Carer Christmas Health & Wellbeing Day

Chesterfield Market

Friday 1st December 2017

10am – 2pm

Assembly Rooms

Market Hall, Soresby Street, Chesterfield.  S40 1AR

Art Therapy

Pampering

Information Stands

Free Lunch and Refreshments

A Surprise Visitor

And More…

If you are a parent/carer of a child or young person with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability and would like to attend this event, please Book Here on Eventbrite.  Places are limited and this has been oversubscribed in the past so please do not hesitate to book your place!

Merry Christmas

Preparing for Adulthood – Kevin Murphy Presentation

There was a fantastic turn out for the presentation by Kevin Murphy on Monday 16th October on Preparing for Adulthood. Thank you so much to Kevin for such an informative day with lots of questions answered.

Kevin has very kindly forwarded his presentation including the self assessment form that he completed with his son. Please remember that this is his son’s self assessment individual to him and to be used as a guide only.

Section 17 Children Act 1989

My Self Assessment

Johns Journey

Preparing for Adulthood

with Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy has prepared this session sharing his son’s journey and transition from Children’s Services to Adult Services.  Come along and find out information and pick up tips for preparing your child/young person for this transition.

Join us at:

Denby Depot, Prospect Road, Denby, Ripley DE5 8RE 

Monday 16th October 2017 10am – 2pm

The workshop is free to attend.

There will be free refreshments and buffet lunch for all attendees.

Places are limited so please click here to book your place on Eventbrite.

 

Educational Psychologist Training for Derbyshire Parent/Carers

We received such a positive response from our November ‘Resilient Training Events’ delivered by the Educational Psychologists. Many of you asked for a longer session.

We are working in conjunction with DIASS to offer training in 4 locations in Derbyshire – Buxton, Alfreton, Swadlincote and Ripley – we hope that you can attend one of them!

Lunch and refreshments are included – please let us know if you have any dietary rquirements.

You are required to book your place as spaces are limited. Please book using the Eventbrite links below:

Buxton

Alfreton

Swadlincote

Ripley 

Alternatively to book your place please send us your name, address, email and telephone number via one of the following:

Email:             events@derbyshireparentcarervoice.org     

Phone:           01629 533 666

Please include dietary, access or transport requirements.

We will confirm your booking.

Tracey Green – Behaviour Management

Tracey is giving her training on behaviour management we have uploaded some pictures take a look.

Let us know of any interest you have in us running different kinds of training in the future, maybe:

IPSEA training?

Sensory Processing Workshop?

More Behaviour Training?

Educational Psychology?

Any other ideas?

Let us know below by completing this form:

Annual Empowerment Event

We’re looking forward to seeing you there

10am at The Derbyshire Hotel, Carter Lane East, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2EH

Booking essential and if you have a place it will have been confirmed already

Don’t forget if you have booked a place at our AGM/Annual Empowerment Event and can no longer make it, please let us know so we can offer your place to someone else.