Parent Participation Training

We are running Free training on Parent Participation for parents and carers who are interested in becoming a parent Representative for the forum or who want to participate more meaningfully with their own services.  The workshop will run on 22nd  March 2016, at Ashover Village Hall, 10:00 – 14:30, there will be a free lunch, and the forum will reimburse any travel or childcare expenses to allow you to attend. Places are limited so book quickly by calling 01629 533 666 or emailing, with your name, contact details and any dietary requirement.

The flyer here gives you more details about the training Get Involved Make a Difference Derbyshire

Message from our Co Chair

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice met with Derbyshire County Council on Friday 11th December 2015 to talk about the information that had been collected from parents and carers about the Education Health and Social care Plans.  Both parties agreed that this had been informative meeting, and one that should be repeated periodically to ensure that EHCP are improving, but to also address issues that arise across Derbyshire for all Parents and Carers.  Information from the meeting will be published on the website shortly.

Thank you for your continued support and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.


Emily Brailsford – Co Chair of Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice

Speech and Language

One of the parents from Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice, is petitioning for better speech and language provision, have a look at the link


EHC Information gathering

In order for the forum to analyse the information gathered we will need to close the questionnaire on Thursday 5th November, we still needs parents and carers to speak out about their EHC experience, if you have been through it, will be transferring your statement, have has a statement ceased or an assessment refused, we want to hear both positive and negative experiences, so we can get the whole picture

This is your opportunity to have your say. Together we can make a difference for Derbyshire Families.

Education Health and Social Care Plans Information Gathering

Get Involved in EHC information gathering 

We have recently been working across Derbyshire and have heard mixed reports about Education Health and Social Care Plans, we are therefore conducting a short survey to find out parents views on the new process, weather you have applied for a plan and was not successful, Are you having your statement transferred to an EHC plan, You have a EHC plan already, where every you are in the process,  help us get a picture of EHC plans in Derbyshire.

Click on this link to be taken to the online

If you require a paper copy please email or call 01629 533666 and ask for Fiona Ross

Last chance to access EHC Workshop

tonight is our last EHC workshop at the struts centre beeper 19:00 -21:00 come along and learn about transferring your child’s/young persons statement. We will also be taking feedback on the proposed changes to Aiming High, have your say before this service changes.

EHC Workshops

There are only two workshops left  on Education Health and Social Care Plan Transition, come along to Ashbourne on Monday 10:30-12:30 or Belper on Tuesday 19:00 – 21:00 to find out about EHC and transfers.

Every Disabled Child Matters Short Break Report

Thank you to all the parents who took part in the research into short breaks with Every Disabled Child Matters, they have sent there report to Government, lets hope it makes a difference.  The report is available via this link Short Breaks in 2015 An uncertain future FINAL

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice are currently half way though workshops on EHC Plans, with feedback on the proposed changes to Aiming High being sought afterwards, Please come along and have your say before this services is reduced further,  and Go on line to completed the consultation, we made a difference last year, lets pull together again and save our Short breaks.


Parents of Children over 14 years old

We have been sent information for parents of children over 14 years old who have a learning diasbility, about health checkups they may be able to have with their GP once a year, please click on the link for more information gp_ld_register_lette