Southampton
Parent Carer Forum



Empower and enable your voices to be heard

Welcome to Southampton Parent Carer Forum

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.

Quick Updates

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 πŸ™‚

PTSA Inclusion Conference 2019

11th JanuaryΒ 

We were delighted to be invited to present at the PTSA Inclusion Conference last week.Β  The conference is aimed at Education, Local Authority and Health staff in the local area.Β  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 πŸ™‚

News

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Southampton Parent Carer Forum work in partnership with Rose Road Association.

Facebook Updates

Southampton SENDIASS, the SEND Service Team and the forum are planning some short Q & A videos to be shared with families throughout Autumn and in turn creating a video library that can be accessed easily etc.

Topics we are thinking of - Exclusions, EHCP Annual Reviews, SEN support in schools and Home to School Transport and any others you would like information on.

Can you pop any questions that you would like to ask or any questions you have around these topics in the comments below please and we will make sure they are included when planning the videos πŸ‘πŸ»

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Belated Fathers Day BBQ at Sophia’s House πŸŒ­πŸ”β˜€οΈ

All the details you need below πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

Sophia's House

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Calling any Cricket fans πŸπŸπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

Southampton City Council have offered our families some complimentary FREE tickets for the Bangladesh v Afghanistan match on Monday 24th June at 10.30am at the Ageas Bowl.

If you are interested, please email clairepritchard@roseroad.org.uk and I can arrange for the tickets to be sent to you πŸπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ˜Š
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