Education Health and Social Care Plans Information Gathering

Get Involved in EHC information gathering 

We have recently been working across Derbyshire and have heard mixed reports about Education Health and Social Care Plans, we are therefore conducting a short survey to find out parents views on the new process, weather you have applied for a plan and was not successful, Are you having your statement transferred to an EHC plan, You have a EHC plan already, where every you are in the process,  help us get a picture of EHC plans in Derbyshire.

Click on this link to be taken to the online https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NXVKWZ9

If you require a paper copy please email info.dpcv@derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533666 and ask for Fiona Ross

Last chance to access EHC Workshop

tonight is our last EHC workshop at the struts centre beeper 19:00 -21:00 come along and learn about transferring your child’s/young persons statement. We will also be taking feedback on the proposed changes to Aiming High, have your say before this service changes.

Every Disabled Child Matters Short Break Report

Thank you to all the parents who took part in the research into short breaks with Every Disabled Child Matters, they have sent there report to Government, lets hope it makes a difference.  The report is available via this link Short Breaks in 2015 An uncertain future FINAL

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice are currently half way though workshops on EHC Plans, with feedback on the proposed changes to Aiming High being sought afterwards, Please come along and have your say before this services is reduced further,  and Go on line to completed the consultation, we made a difference last year, lets pull together again and save our Short breaks.

 

Inquiry into Play

We have received the following information and though some parents may be interested in taking part, this is not part of Derbyshire Parent Carer Voices work currently, but as national research it may interest some parents.

Today, the UK deafblind charity, Sense, is launching a public inquiry into access to play opportunities for children aged 0-5 with multiple needs.

Play is an essential part of every child¹s life. In addition to being fun, playing helps children gain vital social and communication skills and to develop an understanding of the world around them.

Despite this, we know that children with multiple needs often do not get the same opportunities to play as other children.

Through our inquiry we hope to find out more about whether barriers exist to children with multiple needs accessing play, and to learn more about what works. We will produce a report and develop policy recommendations for national and local government.

We would appreciate it if you would let families know about our play inquiry and ask them to share their experiences by filling out our parents’ survey online.

 

Short Breaks

Your Short Breaks service will be cut if we don’t take action.  The consultation is now live so go online and have your say about these changes.

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice want to put another report together to present to Derbyshire County Council, so after the EHC workshops, which are taking place over the next few weeks we are going to be talking to parents/carers and getting your feedback. We want to hear from everyone about how they use their short breaks around 700 children/young people access a short break through Aiming High, What difference it makes to your family?, what would happen if it was cut?,  We would like to also talk to anyone who uses it to access a weekly group for example swimming or dancing, how will the proposed 40 hours a year affect you?

If you are not able to make a meeting but want to be involved or give us your feedback to please contact Fiona Ross  fiona.ross@derbyshire.gov.uk or Lisa Buttery  lisa.buttery@derbyshire.gov.uk, any information you give us will remain confidential (see our policy below) and any reports written will not identify individuals or families.

confidentiality Policy

Transfers to EHC Plans

Don’t forget that the workshops for transfers to EHC plan start next week book your place now.

After the workshop we are going to be taking feedback on Short Breaks, so come along and have your say so we have a strong case to present to Derbyshire County Council.

Person Centred Planning Workshops all date available to book now

All dates for the workshops are now confirmed and available to book, please do so early as spaces are limited.

Why should I attend the workshop?

Person Centred Planning affects all children with Special Educational Needs and Disability.  Taking part in the workshop will ensure you are informed about the process and can gain the most from reviews. The workshop will explain what a person centred review is and how it is conducted.  By building your knowledge of the process you will be better able to advocate for your children and young people.

Where and when are the Workshops?

Date Time Venue
11th May 2015 19:00 – 20:30 St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
21st May 2015 19:00- 20:30 The Arena, Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG
4th June 2015 10:30 -12:00 Ashover Parish Hall, Milken lane, Ashover, Chesterfield, S45 0BA
5th June 2015 10:30 -12:00 Fairfield Children’s Centre, Victoria Park Road, Fairfield, Buxton, SK17 7PE
8th June 21015 19:00 -20:30 Sharpes Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG
9th June 2015 10:30 -12:00 Hilton Village Hall, Peacroft Lane, Hilton, DE65 5GH
11th June 2015 10:30 -12:00 Glossop Children’s Centre, Victoria Street, Glossop, SK13 8HZ
12th June 2015 10:30-12:00 Ashbourne Town Hall, Market Place, Ashbourne, DE6 1ES
22nd June 2015 10:30- 12:00 Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU
 22nd June 2015 19:00- 20:30 The Assembly Rooms, Hiltop, Bolsover, S44 6NG

Please make sure you book your places as spaces are limited per session, Contact Fiona on 01629 533666 or email Fiona.ross@derbyshire.gov.uk

Ilkeston and Belper person centred planning workshops

Person centred planning workshops for parents in ilkeston will be at the Arena on 21st May 2015 from 19:00 – 20:30

Belper person centred planning workshop will be at the Strutts Centre, on 22nd May 2015 from 10:30- 12:00

Please email fiona.ross@derbyshire.gov.uk or leave a message on 01629533666 to book a place  places are limited so book quick

 

 

What is your Question?

We are meeting with Kathryn Boulton, Assistant Director of Children and Young Adults Department, We need your Questions to put to her on:

1. Taxi Transport

2. Short Breaks

3. Teachers training/knowledge/expertise

4. Any other questions on EHC process or plans.

Questions need to be submitted by Wednesday 6th May at 12:00

Send your question to Fiona.ross@Derbyshire.gov.uk or leave a message on 01629 533666 with your question and we will get answers!

 

 

 

 

Person Centred Planning Workshop

We are running Person Centred Planning workshop  though May and June. These workshops of designed for Parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disability to help them understand working in a Person Centred way.

The Current Code of Practice says reviews should be person centred, your transfer to an EHC plan will be person centred, and some schools are already implementing person centred annual reviews.

Increase your skills and knowledge so you understand the new process

You will need to a book a place as workshops are limited to 15 so that parents get  individual information.

Dates Times and Venues

11th May 2015 19:00 – 20:30 St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, S40 3AW
4th June 2015 10:30 -12:00 Ashover Parish Hall, Milken lane, Ashover, Chesterfield, S45 0BA
5th June 2015 10:30 -12:00 Fairfield Children’s Centre, Victoria Park Road, Fairfield, Buxton, SK17 7PE
9th June 2015 10:30 -12:00 Hilton Village Hall, Peacroft Lane, Hilton, DE65 5GH
11th June 2015 10:30 -12:00 Glossop Children’s Centre, Victoria Street, Glossop, SK13 8HZ
12th June 2015 10:30-12:00 Ashbourne Town Hall, Market Place, Ashbourne, DE6 1ES

21st May 2015 19:00 -20:30 The Arena ilkeston

22nd June 2015  10:30-12:30 Strutts centre Belper

 

Further workshop in the  Swadlincotea and bolsover area are to be arranged.

Book you place by emailing fiona.ross@derbyshire.gov.uk or calling 01629 533666