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Our parent guides and factsheets
We produce a series of guides and factsheets on all aspects of raising a disabled child.
Parent Carer Participation: Understanding schools funding webinar Flyer
Flyer advertising the Understanding schools funding webinar session taking place on friday 22nd January 2021 at 12:00 mid day
Parent carer participation: Leading your forum
Forum leadership programme flyer
Parent Carer Participation: Virtual Conference Presentation - Wellbeing and Resilience
Presentation to support the Webinar presented by Karen Hoe. This webinar givew active forum members time and space to learn some tips and techniques to relax and unwind and boost their own wellbeing and resilience.
Parent Carer Participation: Virtual Conference Presentation - Engaging children and young people in effective decision-making
Presentation to support the Zoom session 'Engaging children and young people in effective decision-making' Presented by Jo Carr, Senior Participation Development Officer, Council for Disabled Children, and Paul Crawte, Head of Young People’s strategy, KIDS
Parent Carer Participation: Virtual Conference Presentation - Introduction to Parent Carer Participation
This webinar will give parents of disabled children an opportunity to learn about parent participation, the role of their parent carer forum in improving services for families of disabled children; how they can have their voice heard and get involved. It will cover: The development of parent carer forums in England – why they were set up and what they do. • The difference between information, consultation, participation and coproduction • The legislation relating to parent participation • The strategic role of forums and how they improve services for families of disabled children • How forums are run and how parent carers can have their voice heard and get involved • How forums engage with families of disabled children, support groups and parent carers locally • How the National Network of Parent Carer Forums gives parents a regional and national voice • How parent carers can support their parent carer forum, find out more and get involved. Presented by Ruth Hobbs - Chair of Somerset Parent Carer Forum, National Rep for the NNPCF and Contact Associate (supporting parent carer forums); Richard Jaramba - Chair of Leicester City Parent Carer Forum and a National Rep for NNPCF.
Parent Carer Participation: Virtual Conference Presentation - Common myths in SEND law
A session exploring some of the common examples of local authorities and schools acting outside of the law that IPSEA sees and hears about through its work with families. It will cover issues relating to the Education, Health and Care needs assessment process and content of Education, Health and Care plans. Common myths in SEND law with Wendy Rainbow, Legal Team Manager, IPSEA.
Parent Carer Participation: Virtual Conference Presentation - School exclusions and managed moves
Presentation from the Virtual Conference session School exclusions and managed moves - DfE roundtable/'listening session'/workshop with Claire Hughes and Pavan Kaur - Policy Advisors for Exclusions at the DfE. Seeking your views on your experiences of exclusions from schools, including any challenges faced and what you would like to see done differently in future. We also want to hear about how managed moves have worked for parents (where a pupil moves to another school mid-year, usually to address their behaviour) and understand how you were engaged throughout the process.
Parent Carer Participation: Virtual Conference Presentation - Removing barriers to co-production using restorative approaches
Restorative practice: Removing barriers to co-production using restorative approaches with Barry Jones Restorative practice is a term used to describe behaviours, interactions and approaches which help to build and maintain positive, healthy relationships, resolve difficulties and repair harm where there has been conflict. When we work with and alongside people, there is strong evidence to say that outcomes for children and their families are improved. Restorative practices enable those who work with children and families to focus upon building relationships that create and inspire positive change. Creating change sometimes requires challenge as well as support.
Parent Carer Participation: Virtual Conference Presentation - The future of area SEND inspections
Presentation from the Webinar session the future of area SEND inspections, Presented by Nick Whittaker HMI, Specialist Adviser, Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, Ofsted. Nick discusses what we have learned from the area SEND interim visits, our plans for returning to area SEND inspections, and the new area SEND inspection framework.
Parent Carer Participation: Virtual Conference Presentation - Diverse Community Engagement with Diversity Trust
Diverse Community Engagement with Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi, Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist, Diversity Trust. The importance and benefits of diversity and inclusion in practice.