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OxPCF seeking volunteers




We are now able to welcome new members to the OxPCF volunteering team.

 

As many of you know, after the Ofsted SEND Inspection in July 2023, OxPCF's responsibilities have grown significantly. While we take pride in being the formal channel for parent carer voices in Oxfordshire and facilitating parent engagement with the Local Area Partnership, the increased demand has stretched our team of volunteers.

 

To sustain our involvement in the SEND Transformation Programme with the Local Area Partnership at the desired level and to ensure the continued representation of the parent carer voice in Oxfordshire, we are urgently seeking additional volunteers. There are various ways in which parent carers in Oxfordshire can contribute.

 

If you, or someone you know, can spare 1-2+ hours a week during term time, we encourage you to consider joining us. Your participation can truly make a significant difference, and we warmly welcome volunteers of all skill levels. Rest assured, training and support will be provided to ensure everyone feels comfortable and confident in their roles.

Below, you'll find further information about the forum and opportunities to get involved:

 

About Us: OxPCF is an impartial, independent body led by parent carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), alongside a part-time forum manager and community co-ordinator.  Our mission is to ensure that every disabled child and young person has the same opportunities and experiences as their non-disabled peers.

 

What We Do: We collaborate with the Local Area Partnership (LAP) and other services to ensure that the voices of SEND families in Oxfordshire are central to decision-making processes. We advocate for necessary changes in local services and celebrate successes.

 

Why Volunteer with Us?

  • Make a Difference: Your efforts will directly contribute to improving outcomes for SEND families in Oxfordshire.

  • Gain Experience: Develop new skills, enhance your resume, and gain valuable experience.

  • Community Engagement: Connect with like-minded individuals and be part of a supportive community.

  • Flexible Opportunities: We offer a variety of roles to fit your interests and schedule.

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Parent Representatives: to represent parent carers and OxPCF at meetings/boards and as part of workstreams.

  • Consultation Group: A team of parent carers to review documents, policies, and processes regarding SEND services in Oxfordshire.

  • Focus Group Participants: Provide valuable insights and feedback on SEND services/provision in Oxfordshire.

  • Peer Support Group Moderators: for our Facebook group: Oxfordshire SEND Room.

  • Administrative Volunteer Roles: within OxPCF, e.g. admin, database management, graphic design, etc.


More info

Please click on the link below to find out more about the roles on offer with OxPCF


OxPCFVolunteerRoles2024
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How to Get Involved: If you're interested in volunteering with us, please fill out our new volunteer form: https://forms.office.com/e/sm16nBaMD6 and we'll follow up with more details and next steps.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via info@oxpcf.org.uk

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