We are looking for new and enthusiastic members to become trustees of our charity and join our management team.
Represent the voice of Derbyshire SEND Parent/Carers at events, DCC meetings and feedback.
Be willing to fundraise.
Carry the voice of a collective not your own opinion.
Take an active role within monthly management meetings, forums, events & the AGM.
Do you think that this could be you? If so, please email for an application form:
Your management group is:
Tracey Green – Chair
To be updated soon
Vanessa Moloney – Secretary
To be updated soon
Vanessa Wragg – Treasurer
I am a mum of two teenagers. My youngest has Asperger’s syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia and sensory processing difficulties. It was a long arduous road to diagnoses and I have learnt a lot along the way. Meeting other parents and numerous professional has been invaluable. I feel passionate about empowering others on their journeys. Information is power!
Joanna Heeley – Trustee
I am a parent of two beautiful girls. My youngest is 14 years old and lives with Cerebral Palsy. I feel passionate about empowering parents with SEN children to provide the best care and life opportunities for the, I see this being done through sharing information, providing support and being a voice to/for parents and cares. I have been fortunate in having a social work background (adults with learning difficulties and Mental Health). This has enabled me to plough thought he minefield of education social and health services for my daughter,. At times I have cried, screamed and felt total despair dealing with the roller coaster ride of providing the quality of life my daughter deserves. Many people work within the disability field, but until you have lived with in it, you do not appreciate the value of respect, honesty, transparency, care, ‘can do’ attitudes and your voice being heard.
Angela Shepherd – Trustee
I am married with two children, one of whom has Special Educational Needs. I have worked in a caring profession for nearly 30 years. I am extremely passionate about promoting fairness and a voice for all. I have been a trustee of Fairplay for nearly 10 years so i have a good understanding of the changing needs of children and young people as well as the extended family, and parents/carers. I am motivate to be a trustee of Derbyshire Parent Carer voice to advocate my own passion and that of others to families and professionals alike. I have a good working knowledge of Local and governmental changes and strive to keep parents and carers informed of this.
Louise Cheung – Trustee and Social Media Volunteer
I have been involved with Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice for a few years. I have a son at secondary mainstream schools, who has complex needs including deafness, a mild learning disability and a rare genetic disorder. Being around other parents in similar circumstances, weaving our way though laws, guidelines,’ must dos’ and ‘should dos’ seems more do-able when you know you are not on your own. I help out whenever I can with the group as I think having a parent/carer voice is important for both the local authority and parents/carers, what has happened to one parent/carer is no doubt happening to someone else, and so sharing ideas and practice among all of us is crucial and very beneficial.
Lisa Hodgson & Clare Griffiths – Coordinators
If you are interested in the role of Trustee with out named responsibility and would like to know more about, time commitments, meetings, or responsibilities please talk to Lisa or Clare on 01629 533666 or email email@example.com
Get Involved to make a difference in Derbyshire services.
The management group is made up of Parents with a child or young person with a disability or Special Educational Need who are active within the local forums. If you would like to become a champion for your district and join our management group please get in touch with on 01629 533666 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The notes from the meeting are available via this link agm-minutes
The Constitution was formally accepted by the Management Group at the AGM a copy of the constitution is here charitystatusconsitution the Management Group are seeking to apply for Charity Incorporated Status, over the next year.