We are a friendly group of parent carers who have children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged 0-25 years. We support and train parent carers to enable them to have input and be involved with shaping services alongside the professionals who provide health, education, adult and social services. Our shared mission is to improve and enhance the experiences and opportunities of children and young people with additional needs by enabling parents and carers to be heard and be at the heart of decisions about development and delivery of services in Southampton. The forum will represent the views of the collective community and not an individual voice. The role of the forum is not to advocate for individual families and will signpost to specialist services.
The New Southampton City Council Short Breaks Service is launching from April 2019. The new service includes the new Short Breaks card, available to all SEND families (within the Southampton City Council boundary) in the City, providing they are registered with the new service.
Join us at the Max Card Launch Event, more information below:-
DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES
SEND INFORMATION DAY/LOCAL OFFER LIVE/TRANSITION FAIR
We are holding our annual SEND Information Day/Transition Fair on Saturday 1st June 2019, pop the date in your diary, more information to follow shortly 🙂
PTSA Inclusion Conference 2019
We were delighted to be invited to present at the PTSA Inclusion Conference last week. The conference is aimed at Education, Local Authority and Health staff in the local area. Myself and one of our Steering Group (Gill Waring) presented a workshop about the forum, what we do and how we feel about inclusion for our children and young people.
It was a truly fantastic day, great turnout and we were very fortunate to meet and talk to Chris Packham and his beloved Scratchy, after his amazing keynote speech.
One for the wall we think 🙂