Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice office is closed from Friday 18th December to Monday 4th January. You can leave a message on the answerphone at 01629 533 666 or email info.dpcv@derbyshire.gov.uk while we are away to book  onto the IPSEA Training (4th February) Parent Participation Training (22nd March) any Local workshop (running in January and February) on Personal Budgets there are 11 see the website page  for details, Ilkeston Local meeting  your opportunity to talk to us about your area (8th January The AGM (18th March), Don’t forget to leave your name, contract details, and the event you want to attend. we will respond to call calls and emails on our return.

While we are away have a look at our website, see what we are tweeting about on twitter and sharing on Facebook. We want to thank you for your support without your help the forum would not be able to make the difference it does. We look forward to seeing you in 2016.

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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.

Parent Participation Training

We are running Free training on Parent Participation for parents and carers who are interested in becoming a parent Representative for the forum or who want to participate more meaningfully with their own services.  The workshop will run on 22nd  March 2016, at Ashover Village Hall, 10:00 – 14:30, there will be a free lunch, and the forum will reimburse any travel or childcare expenses to allow you to attend. Places are limited so book quickly by calling 01629 533 666 or emailing, info.dpcv@derbyshire.gov.uk with your name, contact details and any dietary requirement.

The flyer here gives you more details about the training Get Involved Make a Difference Derbyshire

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

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.

EHC Workshops and Short Break Cuts

This week Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice are visiting, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Bolsover and Glossop, see our forum dates page for venues and times. Our aim is to provide you with information on the transfer from Statements to EHC Plans, Derbyshire Information Advice and Support Service will be delivering a presentation to,  inform and empower you as you go through the transfer process.

Following this workshop there will be a representative from Derbyshire County Council to talk through the consultation on Short break cuts, and answer any questions you have. The forum will be taking feedback from parents to enable us to submit our own report on the proposed changes, it is important that you have your say on these changes, without your voice we can not make a difference. 

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

 

 

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