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 info.dpcv@derbyshire.gov.uk with your name, contact number and any dietary requirements.

Transition to Adulthood Event

Free Workshop for Parent and Carers from Contact A Family

Moving to Adulthood Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Tuesday 9th December 2014, The Suite, St Thomas Centre 10:00 – 12:30

Find out what you need to know about Transition Planning & Process, The new Children’s and Family Act including EHC Plans, Equality Act 2010 including further and higher education, there will be time to ask questions

To Book a place please call “Contact a Family” on 0121 415 4624

Transition Chesterfield Dec 14 flyer final – Click the link for the flyer information.

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