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

Ilkeston Local meeting

coffeeWhen we gathered feedback in 2015 on how the forum does things parents said they would like us to be in the local area more often. We are going to Ilkeston on Friday 8th January 2016 to talk to parent and carers about their local area, and to update you on what the forum has been doing. Come along and have a coffee/tea and a chat with us.

We will be at The Arena, Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 9DG from 10:30 -12:00 


We look forward to seeing you and hearing what you have to say

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.

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.

Short Breaks Research Get Involved

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice has agreed to support the research being conducted by Every Disabled Child Matters into Short Breaks.  There need 10-12 Parents are each session, please get involved, your voice will be added to others across England to make a clear case for the need for short breaks, and the benefits to parents/carers, child and young people. Your must book see details below:

This summer, Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is undertaking research into short break services in England. If you are a parent carer of a disabled child, we need your help to tell us how short breaks are changing in your area and how changes are affecting your family.

To share your views of local short break services with us, you can join a focus group we are running in your area:

Thursday 2nd July

10.30-12.30am, Erewash Volunteer Centre, Long Eaton

7.00-8.30pm, St. Thomas Centre Brampton, Chesterfield

To attend, please register by contacting Fiona Ross, Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice Coordinator:

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 or leave a message on 01629 533666 with your question and we will get answers!





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.