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Join Us – our strength is in our numbers

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.

Membership is FREE – join by completing our membership form

 

 

Why be a member?

  • Receive our newsletter for local, regional and national SEND news and updates
  • Tell us your views and ideas via surveys and consultations
  • Access WPCV events and training

We also offer an associate membership for professionals and support group contacts who are not eligible for individual membership but who are interested in supporting our work – sign up here to get our newsletters.

You can also choose to get more involved on Facebook and Twitter

We run entirely on volunteers, for our Steering Group, our Parent Reps and any other volunteers who help us 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.

Join us here and tick the volunteer check box to help us in our mission.

Become a WPCV Rep

WPCV Reps work with the Steering Group to ensure that parental views are fed back to those who provide local services. They do this by talking to local families to gather information and by attending meetings with service providers.
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Join the Steering Group

The role of the steering group is to help shape the direction of the forum. The steering group meets at least once every half term to review the work plan and set the future work. The steering group also makes financial decisions and authorise any expenditure inline with the finance policy of the forum. Steering group members act as representatives attending meetings and events.
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Give us your feedback

We have a feedback survey where you can share your experiences or feel free to complete the form below.

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About us

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.

Join Us

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

Volunteer

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.

Links & Support

Help us build this into the ultimate signposting resource so that the parent carers in Warwickshire can find all the information they need quickly.

What We've done

Find out what your Parent Carer Forum is up to and what’s been happening for families of children and young people with SEND in Warwickshire.

News & Events

SEND AND ALternative Provision Green paper response

SEND AND ALternative Provision Green paper response

This is a copy of our submission to the SEND and Alternative Provision Green Paper Consultation. What key factors should be considered, when developing national standards to ensure they deliver improved outcomes and experiences for children and young people with SEND...

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Summer holidays

Summer holidays

So that's the end of another school year. We can't believe how quickly this school year has gone (and how many hours of meetings and workstreams we have attended representing your views using the information that you tell us - THANK YOU - we couldn't do it with out...

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COntinence SErvice Update

COntinence SErvice Update

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our call for information on the Continence Service. Background Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice (WPCV) became aware of the challenges families were facing with accessing continence services and asked David Widdas (Designated...

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Pilot SEND AREA Inspection

Pilot SEND AREA Inspection

This briefing is to give parent carers a guide to what the pilot inspection is about and what will happen as part of this process. What is a SEND Inspection? Area SEND Inspections are jointly carried out by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who inspect...

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Continence service

Continence service

Hope the poo emojis catch your attention and make you smile but this is a serious request Following feedback received through our feedback form https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WPCVGeneralFeedback/ we raised the issue of the lack of Continence Services for Children and...

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SEND AND ALTERNATIVE PROVISION GREEN PAPER

SEND AND ALTERNATIVE PROVISION GREEN PAPER

We are working with Solihull Parent Carer Voice and Birmingham Parent Carer Forum to put on a session about the SEND Green Paper at 10am on Tuesday 14th June - if you want to know more, have any questions etc please do come along. To register please scan the QR code...

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Carer’s Week

Carer’s Week

This week is Carer's Week and the theme is about making caring visible, valued and supported. So this is our 'big shout out' to all the parent carers in Warwickshire.

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mileage rates

mileage rates

We are pleased to hear that following our enquiries into mileage rates paid to parents for home school transport the offer was increased to 45p per mile with effect from the start of the summer term, applied to everyone in receipt of travel payments.

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Together with autism conference

Together with autism conference

We had a great time meeting parents at the Act for Autism Conference on Saturday. We asked parent carers what they wanted people to know about their autistic children and have gathered this in this graphic which we have shared with the commissioners.

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Home School Transport

Home School Transport

29th March 2022 10.30am-12pm Online (zoom) FREE Book here Find out more about your child's rights to home to school transport (including for post-16 and post-19)

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