Empowering Parent Event book now while places are still available

On 18th March 2016, we are holding an Empowering Parents Event.   We have some great speakers, that will help you think about how parents can get involved and make a difference, both to the SEND community through Healthwatch and  to your own child/young person, thinking about SMART Outcomes, and Aspirations.  This is your chance to learn something new, and to see what the forum has been doing, what our plans for 2016-2017 are, and hopefully celebrate our charity status.

The AGM will be held at the Derbyshire Hotel, 10:00-14:00 and lunch will be provided. You need to book you place. please see the link for more details and booking information

Annual General Meeting

We cant wait to see you.

AGM

On 18th March 2016, we are holding our Annual General Meeting,  We have some great speakers, that will help you think about how parents can get involved and make a difference, both to the SEND community through Healthwatch and  to your own child/young person, thinking about SMART Outcomes, and Aspirations.  This is your chance to learn something new, and informed about changes, and to see what the forum has been doing, what our plans for 2016-2017 are, and hopefully celebrate our charity status.

The AGM will be held at the Derbyshire Hotel, 10:00-14:00 and lunch will be provided. You need to book you place. please see the link for more details and booking information

Annual General Meeting

We cant wait to see you.

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.

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.

Speech and Language

One of the parents from Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice, is petitioning for better speech and language provision, have a look at the link

https://www.change.org/p/edward-timpson-mp-uk-minister-of-state-for-children-and-families-help-autistic-and-other-disabled-children-in-the-uk-get-the-speech-therapy-they-need?recruiter=374337680&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

 

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.

EHC Workshops

There are only two workshops left  on Education Health and Social Care Plan Transition, come along to Ashbourne on Monday 10:30-12:30 or Belper on Tuesday 19:00 – 21:00 to find out about EHC and transfers.

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.

 

Easy Read Guidance to the new SEND Legislation

The full Code of Practice for the new legislation is a massive 280 pages long, this easy read guide has been produced, which may help you get an over view of the changes.

Guidance: SEND support: easy-read guide for parents