Date for your diary – next Thursday, October 24

Please support this very important event.

Ho support is delivered to children with special educational needs and disabilities will change in September 2014.  We want parents to be well-informed about the changes in the law and ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE in how Derbyshire County Council will implement these changes.

This is a chance for you to have your say about your child or young person’s future education, health and care plan.

Derbyshire Parent Forums is organising a conference to inform and update you about what is happening.

It is being held on Thursday, October 24, from 10am to 2pm, at The Derbyshire Hotel, Carter Lane, South Normanton, DE55 2DY (just off junction 28 of the M1). There will be a free creche and transport available if you need it.

So, why do I need to be there?

This is your chance to have your say and talk to other parents in workshops about the new Education Health & Care Plans which will be phased in to replace statements from next September. If you can’t stay for the whole thing, that’s fine, but do please try to come along. See below on how to register.

Guest speakers include Sally Savage – Derbyshire County Council’s Assistant Director of Commissioning and Daisy Russell – Co-ordinator of National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN)

The conference agenda is:

10am Arrival Registration, tea, coffee & biscuits

10.30 Introduction – Lisa Buttery

10.40 Support & Aspiration Presentation

11am Daisy Russell – NPPN

11.20 Question & Answer

11.45 Workshop – SWOT Analysis of Support & Aspiration (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats)

12.30 Lunch (provided)

1.30 Swot Analysis Round Up & Steering Group

2pm Finish

What do I need to do to attend?

To book a place contact Lisa Buttery on 01629 533666 and leave a message

or email

or post your details to: Derbyshire Parent Forums

c/o Chesterfield Register Office

New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, S40 1QJ

We need the following information:

o Your Name

o Telephone number

o Number of places required

o Any special requirements (i.e. vegetarian, mobility etc.)

o If you would like to request transport (please leave your address so we are able to organise a suitable pick-up point)

o If you require a crèche place

o What school placement your child/young person has i.e. statement/mainstream/special school/diagnosis pathway/private

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday.