Who Are We?
Who are we?
We are a group of parents just like you. Our children have a wide range of needs, from mild to severe, including physical disabilities. Some have ‘hidden’ impairments, like mental health issues, ADHD or dyslexia, while others have behavioural problems, or no firm diagnosis.
What do we do?
As members of the National Network of Parent Carer Forum’s we support the development of parent carer participation, a process in which parents work together with professionals to make improvements to local services.
We listen to your concerns and experiences of local SEND provision and we feed these back to the council's senior SEND committees and boards that we attend as parent carer representatives so your voice is heard.
We invite you to take part in surveys, focus groups, open events and parent carer feedback sessions so you get a chance to meet some of the health, education and social care professionals who provide the services.
Since our relaunch in November 2018 we have been steadily growing our membership by building links with groups of both parent carers and professionals and promoting communication between them all.
We contribute to the improvement and creation of quality services that aim to meet the needs of parent carers and their children/young people.
We believe that ‘Every Child Matters’ and that all disabled children and young people in Oxfordshire, should have access to the same opportunities, experiences and information , as any other child.
Our Vision is to be a well informed, connected and empowered community of families of children with disabilities or additional needs.
We will offer support to each other and working in partnership with health, education and social care, we will support the development and delivery of quality services that meet the needs of all parent carers and their children/young people.
We will build links with as many informal and formal groups both those of parents and professionals and use those links to promote communication between professionals and parent bodies.
We aim to provide reasoned feedback and support to professionals and ensure young people and their families are listened to.