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




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.


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!


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


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:





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


Phone:           01629 533 666

Please include dietary, access or transport requirements.

We will confirm your booking.