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

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 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.


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.

Get Involved with Health

We have been sent the following information that some parents may be interested in getting involved with please see information below:

Dear Colleague,
NHS commissioners working across South and Mid Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire are working together to review children’s surgery and anaesthetic services in the region. Please find attached a letter which we are sending out to relevant organisations to make people aware of the review and to provide them and their carers/family with the opportunity to comment. Please circulate as widely as possible.

If you would like someone to come out to visit your group to provide further information and take feedback on views, then please telephone the Patient Experience Team at North Derbyshire CCG on 01246 514382 to arrange a convenient time. The formal consultation is expected to start at the end of May 2016 and lasts for three months.
CSA Letter to Groups Feb 16

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

IPSEA Training

DIASS and Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice are jointly funding  and organising IPSEA training for Parents and Carers.  The workshop will be on Thursday 4th February 2016 10:00-15:00, at Ashover Village Hall, Ashover. We will be providing a free lunch, and training. We are also able to reimburse travel and childcare cost, or arrange transport for you. There are only 25 places available so you will need to book quick. Please click on the link for more details.

IPSEA Training

To book please call 01629 533666  or email with your name, contact number and any dietary requirements.

Don’t forget to Tweet and ‘Like’ us

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Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice are keen to use all media to help parents get involved and get empowered to have their voice heard. ‘like’ our Facebook page at Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice or tweet us @derbyshirepv.  Don’t forget to share our page and Retweet our posts so that as many Derbyshire parents get to hear about  what we are doing and how we are making a difference.  Already ‘liked’ us but cant see our posts, check your setting on our page by hovering over the settings (cog shaped) icon, make sure its set to see all posts.

Thank you for your help spreading the parent/carer word


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

Aiming High Short Breaks

Thank you to all the parents who used their voice to tell us about short breaks, we had submitted a report to Derbyshire County Council and await their response.

Read the full report here Aiming High Consulation report 2015

Keep checking back for updates.