Our Steering Group
Our Steering Group is made up of parent carers from across Warwickshire.
Hello, I’m Elaine and I was excited to get involved as Chair of the new parent carer forum for Warwickshire as I have a passion for community development and making society a better place. I have four children aged 8-17 in mainstream schools, two with identified additional needs – one with an EHCP and the other on SEN support. In addition to being a parent carer, I work part time for a charity managing a community centre and am a trustee for a national charity.
Hello everyone I’m Cathy and I’m mum to two neurodivergent teens (of all flavours!). It has been a tough few years, and I’m keen to bring about change so that others don’t have to go through what we did. I also run Autistic Girls Network charity, and am studying for a Masters in Autism in my ‘spare’ time.
Hi I’m Tricia. I work in autism outreach, am a SEND Governor at a local Nursery, and have also been a local councillor for 7 years now. The reason I have volunteered to be part of the Steering Committee of WPCV is because I am passionate about ensuring parent carers have easier to navigate and supportive services, and that no family, or child is left behind.
Hi I’m Melissa, volunteer Treasurer and love anything spreadsheets & data. I’ve volunteered to help ensure there is a mechanism for parent carer voices to be heard in the shaping of SEN services to be supportive and accessible to all.
Hayley Williams-Hindle. Parent to 4 sons: ages 4-14, two are ASD and ADHD, as am I. I’m a coach, brain change practitioner, an artist (data visualisation) and researcher into autism and practical interventions to support ND wellbeing and co-founder of Siblings at the Same School movement (2012). Excited to be in the mix here – collaborating to shift into more productive, efficient and informed and compassionate connection with our children and young people.
We are a voluntary group of parent carers, all experts by experience, with a lived understanding of how challenging life can be raising a child with additional needs and / or disabilities.
Our aim is to gather the voices of Warwickshire parent carers and let these be heard to ensure that services meet the needs of our children and our families.
You can become a Member of Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice if you have a child age 0-25 with any Special Educational Need or Disability (whether they have a diagnosis or not) and you live in or access services for your child in Warwickshire.
OUR STRENGTH IS IN OUR NUMBERS
We run almost entirely on volunteers, our Steering Group, our Parent Reps and those who help out at events or coffee mornings or with admin. We need you to help us build Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice into an organisation that can make a difference in shaping co-produced services, taking into account the needs and preferences of parent carers of children and young people with SEND.
News & Events
Wishing all our families and supporters a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2022. We will be taking a break (as soon as the Written Statement of Action has been sent to Ofsted) and will be back in the New Year.
Do you have some feedback for us? Something making you ? Our new feedback survey is now open for you to let us know your current experiences as they happen. This will be open permanently and the responses will be reviewed monthly and will used to help us understand...
We are really pleased that Warwickshire is working together with Coventry, Birmingham and Solihull to be part of the Autism in Schools pilot. This project will work with two mainstream secondary schools in each Local Authority area. Our Autism in Schools Project aims...
Thank you to everyone who completed our survey, you can read our full summary here. The survey of parent carers was carried out between 12th and 22nd October 2021 to find out parent carers views on the SEND inspection report. Parent Carers were asked what they thought...
Today we launched our new Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice (WPCV) Panel. This an online community of WPCV members that is used to help the Steering Group with wider coproduction / opinion gathering and for sharing opportunities for further involvement. Any member of...
Our very first co-produced document has finally been signed off by the representatives from Warwickshire County Council and Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group. We started working on this back in the spring and held sessions with various members of...
The Local Area SEND inspection report is now published, you can view it here. The local area is now required to produce and submit a Written Statement of Action toOfsted that explains how the local area will tackle the following areas of significantweakness:...
As a new forum starting from scratch it’s a lot of relationship building and working out which meetings our partners want us to attend and where we think we should be involved to influence the decisions being taken. There is a lot to take in and we are...