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


Booking is now full for the AGM,

  • If you would like to come but have not booked a place please send your details to 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 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.

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.

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.

Hilton this Friday

Dont forget the management gorup are going to Hilton Village Hall this Friday 11th September from 10:30 -12:00. Come and talk to us about your area, your concerns and help shape Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice, to be the forum you want.

We look forward to seeing you


Aiming High Consultation

Great News for Aiming High

Following on from November forums, Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice submitted a report to Derbyshire County Council on the proposals, It was highlighted by one of the parents Mr Mitchell that young people had not been consulted appropriately, Derbyshire County Council set up a consultation with young people, but proposed some interim arrangement which would have been in effect from April 2015.  Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice did not feel were interim arrangements were suitable for Derbyshire Parents, we asked them to reconsider,  the forum recieved the following information in a reply from Councillor Gillott last week,

” At this stage , no decisions have been taken, we are taking the time to fully consider the responses to consultations, and to explore the impact that any changes would have on families. In the meantime, no changes will be made to the current Aiming Hight scheme and the current arrangements will continue”

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice will continue to have conversation with Derbyshire County Council with regard to  Aiming High and will keep you updated. Thank you to all those parents who got involved and had their say together we can make a difference


Join Derbyshire Parent Forum Today

Membership is Free, Simply email or call 01629 533666 giving your Name, Address, Telephone Number and Email address if available  and we will add you.

Joining the membership ensures you receive all the up to date information, newsletters and invites.


We are looking for enthusiastic parents to join the Steering Group. Steering Group members help shape the information presented to the district forums, attend meetings on behalf of parents to ensure their voice is listened to within Derbyshire County Council and campaign for Jargon free publications.

In return for your support we will provide subsidised access to training to increase your knowledge of the new SEND legislations, minute taking , social media training, website design and many other opportunities that would help you in your role as a Steering Group member. We will also refund your travel and childcare expenses for work undertaken for Derbyshire Parent Forum (receipts will be required).

If you would like to know more please get in touch with Fiona Ross  on 01629 533666  or