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Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice






*** Save the Date ***

Our Annual Empowerment Event will be held at

The Derbyshire Hotel

Friday 16th March

Market Place & refreshments from 9am, Empowerment Event 10am-2pm with lunch, refreshments and the opportunity throughout the day to visit stands.

Knowledge is Power

More information on the day to follow before the end of January…….Watch this space


This will be rescheduled in the New Year apologies for any inconvenience caused.


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Book here for Siblings Workshop





Meet The Professionals –

November 2017 Events

Meet the professionals and get your questions answered.

We received such positive feedback from the last time we held these events in November and are delighted to invite you to come and meet

Jayne Hankins (DCO, NHS North Derbyshire, Erewash, Hardwick,

 and Southern Derbyshire CCGs)

Find out what the Designated Clinical Officer does and how this role influences the EHCP process.  Jayne will answer your questions.

Outcomes Training

Ever wondered what an outcome is?  What a SMART outcome means and what it looks like?  Would you know if your child’s EHCP, IEP or any other outcomes and targets are quality and getting the best for your child in school?

If not, this training can help explain.

If you know a little about outcomes this will help increase your knowledge.

Professionals will be given this training at the end of November, so get ahead of the game!


Fri 3rd Nov                                     

Denby Depot, Prospect Road, Denby, Ripley

Thurs 9th Nov

Fairfield AEC, Victoria Park Rd, Buxton. SK17 7PE

Thurs 23rd Nov

Rickmans’s Corner, Linton Heath, Swadlincote. DE12 6PD


All of the above events are held 10am – 2pm and includes a free buffet lunch and refreshments. Booking is essential to secure your place using the Eventbrite links below:


Denby Depot – 3/11

Buxton – 9/11

Swadlincote – 23/11





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!

All Session are running 10am until 2pm

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 where you will also find details of the venues:

Tuesday 13th June 2016 @ Buxton Library  –  Buxton

Wednesday 14th June 2016 @ Alfreton Library Alfreton

Thursday 22nd June 2016 @ Swadlincote Adult Education Centre – Swadlincote

(Swadlincote is fully booked but please register for our waiting list)

Friday 23rd June 2016 @ Denby Depot – Ripley 

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.




Annual Empowerment Event

We are now oversubscribed for this event but you can be put on a reserve list

Come and join us on Friday 10th March at The Derbyshire Hotel 10am – 2pm

For Our AGM and Guest Speakers

Jessica Goodwin from Newlife Charity will be attending to discuss whats available through their Charity and whats new.

Tracey Green will be attending to discuss and giving strategies on Behaviour Management

Also…..we have information stands from DIASS, Health Watch Derbyshire, FairPlay, Umbrella, Weleda, Peter Plan It Photography & Challenge Consultancy

See our leaflet below for more information

Annual Empowerment Event Flyer

Booking is essential.  contact us via our form below, email or call 01629 533666


Come and join us for our Health and Wellbeing Event

20th January 2017 @ The Whitworth Centre Darley Dale

Check out our flyer below for more information


We look forward to seeing you there, booking essential.

November Events

Our forums have finished here are a few photos of the 3 events we held, we look forward to adding more information about what happened and all the answers to your questions




November 2016 Events:

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***We need all questions submitted before the meetings to ensure they can be answered, we need this on booking your place***

Booking is essential contact us on 01629 533666 (leave a message) or email november-16-flyer-back


Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice are holding some training for parents the following are upcoming 

IPSEA Training

FREE IPSEA training for Parents and Carers

Friday 23rd September 2016 10.30am until 3.30pm

Taking place at Hilton Village Hall, Peacroft Lane, Hilton, Derbyshire, DE65 5GH

A free lunch and refreshments provided

Booking is required and places are limited


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Custody Task Group


Task Group Lead: Tracey Green

DPCV Co-Ordinators: Lisa Hodgson / Claire Griffiths

Group Members: Mandy Simpson, Ian Bates

The SEND Focus group has been set up by DPCV to look into ways of supporting the transition from Statements of Educational Need to EHCPs and in particular the changes in The Children and Families Act 2014 in relation to children and young people that enter the youth custody system.

The initial focus group meetings have identified two key areas in which further work would be beneficial.

  • Early Intervention support within mainstream schools to identify ‘at risk ‘children and implement a strategy for proactive intervention.
  • Identifying the current population of youth offenders within Derbyshire, SEND percentage within this population and non-identified SEND (late or not diagnosed) and how the process for supporting the individual works currently and can be improved, given the changes.

We would like to welcome new group members who have an interest in SEND and youth custody to join the task group.

If you would be interested please email DPCV on  or come to the next meeting: 11 November 16, 10.30am  at Castlewood (Junction 28)

 Thank you and look forward to seeing you

 Tracey Green

To book a place on these call 01629 533666 or email, please leave your name, contact details and the venue/event you want to attend.

Date Our workshops for  the next year are available please click on this link to see dates and times All dates 2015-201