Experts By Experience – CQC Inspection help needed

We have been forwarded information from Together for short lives,  they are looking to recruit experts by experience, for the central region.  They will pay £15 per hour plus travel expenses. see the flyer here for more details of how to get involved Experts By Experience easy TFSL advert

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Disability Living Event

On Thursday 10th March 09:30 -16:30 at Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Coventry, there is the  event for parents/carer  on supporting children and young people, please click on the link for a list of exhibitors and seminars running on the day event1. Although this is not a forum event, one of our  management group parents is planning on attending, and would happily transport parents with her.

 

Places Still Available * Booking Now *

We are jointly running Self -Advocacy workshops with AFASIC on 28th June 2016 at Hilton Village Hall, or 29th June 2016 at Ashover Village hall. If you would like to attend please book quick as spaces are limited.

Call 01629 533666 or email info@derbyshireparentcarervoice.org leaving your name, contract details, venue you would like to attend, and dietary or access requirements you have.

more details available via this link Self Advocacy Training

As with all our events/training and forums we will reimburse travel expense, organise and pay for a taxi, and reimburse childcare/care costs for young people to enable you to attend as a parent/carer.  Getting information is key to being able to support your child/young person.

Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook 2nd edition

Steve Broach recent publication Disabled children: a legal handbook has been made available  online for FREE  said to be  an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales. The authors expertly navigate the many, often overlapping, sources of law, explaining the difference between what public bodies must do to support disabled children and that which they may do.

The handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements. It is essential reading for the families of disabled children, their advocates and lawyers, voluntary and statutory sector advisers, commissioners, managers and lawyers working for public authorities, education, social and health care professionals, students and academics.

This link will take you to the web page to access the book

http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/11566

 

AGM

Booking is now full for the AGM,

  • If you would like to come but have not booked a place please send your details to info@derbyshireparentcarervoice.org and we will add you to the waiting list.
  • If you have booked a place but can no longer attend please let us know so we can offer it to another parent/carer.
  • If you cant attend but would like an information pack, please get in touch at info@derbyshireparentcarervoice.org with your name and address so we can post a pack to you.

We look forward to seeing you on the 18th March 2016 for those who are attending.

Empoweing Parents and Carers Event

Dont forget to book you place for the 18th March 2016 at the Derbyshire Hotel just off junction 28 of the M1.  We will reimburse your travel and child care, we can also arrange taxi transport and there is a free bookable creche on site, come along and meet other parents, find out what the forums has been doing and learn some new information to ensure your child/young person is getting the best from their EHCP/Statement

Empowering Parent Event book now while places are still available

On 18th March 2016, we are holding an Empowering Parents Event.   We have some great speakers, that will help you think about how parents can get involved and make a difference, both to the SEND community through Healthwatch and  to your own child/young person, thinking about SMART Outcomes, and Aspirations.  This is your chance to learn something new, and to see what the forum has been doing, what our plans for 2016-2017 are, and hopefully celebrate our charity status.

The AGM will be held at the Derbyshire Hotel, 10:00-14:00 and lunch will be provided. You need to book you place. please see the link for more details and booking information

Annual General Meeting

We cant wait to see you.

Easy Read Guidance to the new SEND Legislation

The full Code of Practice for the new legislation is a massive 280 pages long, this easy read guide has been produced, which may help you get an over view of the changes.

Guidance: SEND support: easy-read guide for parents

Latest information packs on SEND reforms

If you want to keep up with the very latest on how things are progressing towards the September deadline for the introduction of SEND reforms then the following packs pull together information from the 20 Pathfinder authorities who are blazing the trail for reform.

There is a mountain of stuff to wade through here, but each pack has a contents page so you can, hopefully, skip to the bits you may be interested in. These packs are being used by the workstreams in Derbyshire to guide thinking about how to implement the reforms here.

For information:
the EHC Plan will replace statements; parents and young people with SEND will be able to apply for a Personal Budget if they want to; the Local Offer will be a guide to what services are available in your area; Joint Commissioning relates to education, health and care working together to provide services; Preparing for adulthood addresses provision up to 25 and not 18 as at present.Please click on the links below to access the following information packs:


0 – 25 Coordinated Assessment Process and Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) Plan – Version 3, December 2013

Appendix 1 – CDC EHC Plan Checklist and Example Plans

Appendix 2 – Example Job/ Role Specifications

Appendix 3 – Cornwall Coodinated Assessment and Planning Pathway (16-19 years)

Personal Budgets – Version 3, December 2013

Appendix 1 – Essex Provider Communication Resources
Appendix 2 – Essex Combined RAS and Guidance

Local Offer – Version 3, December 2013

Appendix 1 – SE7’s ‘Local Offer – Not a Directory’ Document
Appendix 2 – Solihull’s Local Offer Documentation

Joint Commissioning – Version 3, December 2013

Engagement and participation of children, young people, parents and carers- Version 3, December 2013

Appendix 1 – NNPCF, Contact a Family and Pathfinder Champion Co-production Workshop Resources

Preparing for adulthood – Version 2, December 2013

Appendix 1 – North Yorkshire’s Personalised Learning Pathways