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.

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