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  • Parent carer participation:parent story 'One parent's hopes for the future'

    A member of the Parent Carer Council for Cornwall talks about her her hopes for her daughters future and why she is committed to promoting parent carer participation

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  • Parent carer participation: parent story 'No wrong door'

    How York's 'no wrong door' approach helped one parent find the right services for her child and led to her getting involved in her local parent carer forum.

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  • Parent carer participation:parent story ‘Altogether better’

    How one parents struggle to get services led to her becoming involved in her forum and the development of a group for parent carers of young people aged 14-25, with a focus on transition and personalisation

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  • Introduction to participation - unique experience of being a parent carer

    Resource relating to 'Introduction to participation' - a webinar for parent carer forums

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  • Parent carer participation: Discretionary grant 2015-16 - FAQ

    Parent carer participation, Discretionary grant 2015-16 - FAQ

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  • Introduction to participation - sample form to request parent rep

    Resource relating to 'Introduction to participation' - a webinar for parent carer forums.

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  • Strengthening Parent Carer Participation: The national picture, April 2014 to March 2015

    A report on the Strengthening Parent Participation project over the last year.

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  • Parent carer participation: Parent carer participation grant 2015-16 - second payment form example

    Parent carer participation grant 2015-16 - second payment form example.

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  • Parent carer participation: Parent carer participation grant 2015-16 - second payment form

    Parent carer participation grant 2015-16 - second payment form.

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  • Parent participation grant additional claim process FAQs

    Frequently asked questions around parent participation grant additional claim process.

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