What we do - Have your say! - Help Develop Information for Parent Carers – Free Gift Voucher

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Subsection: What we do - Have your say!

Help Develop Information for Parent Carers – Free Gift Voucher

Parent carers have been telling us that they would like more information on certain themes to help them more. We have recently heard from parent carers through a number of different engagement sessions that more information would be welcome on themes including: -


• understanding what resources and support children and young people with additional needs are able to access in school regardless of diagnosis
• things to think about when considering moving your child to a different school or setting
• whether or not your child may meet criteria for an Education Health and Care Plan
• legal duties, rights and responsibilities

Wiltshire Council is committed to providing accessible information about SEND and is keen to develop this in partnership with parent carers. In an effort to respond to the feedback we have heard, Wiltshire Council is looking to create some short explanatory videos for parent carers to be added to the Local Offer website.

To begin this piece of work, we are looking for a small group of parent carers who would be willing to form a focus group to explore the above and co-produce video content. In partnership with Wiltshire Council, we intend to hold an initial meeting on Thursday 27th June from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the WPCC office in Trowbridge. We would welcome participation from parent carers of children and young people aged 0 to 25 with SEND.

Parent carers who engage for the duration of this project will receive a gift voucher from the WPCC as a thank you for their time and commitment. Parent carers will also be able to claim out of pocket expenses incurred by attending (travel/mileage reimbursement, car parking and childcare costs).

Places are limited to six people, so please request your place early to avoid disappointment.

If you are interested in participating please telephone the WPCC on: 01225 764647 (option 1) or email: reception@wiltspcc.co.uk.