CAMHs Funding

A briefing letter is being shared with schools and GP's by Peterborough City Council which updates everyone on funding for CAMHs across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. A copy of the briefing letter can be found here

ASD/ ADHD Waiting Lists

A letter has been sent to professionals who make referrals for assessments of ASD/ ADHD. The letter details when the waiting list should be open and what support will be available to those on the waiting list. The letter also details some of the work Family Voice Peterborough are conducting around the development of a team of trainers to deliver the Expert Parent Programme; Also the development of peer led support groups and joint parent representative and professional led workshops around managing behaviours that challenge and understanding ASD and ADHD.

Peterborough City Council Consultation

A consultation is currently open looking at:"Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are taking the implementation of the Care Act 2014 as an opportunity to re-commission a new integrated advocacy service for their areas.During the initial consultation period it has been agreed that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will work together to take forward a joint commissioning approach.

Carers Trust Peterborough Focus Group

Carers Trust Peterborough would like you views for feeding into a national strategy on carers.They are holding a focus group on 6th January 2016 and you are invited to attend. Thorpe Hall 10:30 to 12:00 or 13:30 to 15:00.To take part call Christine Atkinson on 01733 645234 or email christine.atkinson@carerstrustpeterborough.orgRSVP by 31/12/15 

Latest Peer Network Newsletter

Please take at look at the latest newsletter from the peer network here

Fundraising News

FVP are pleased to announce Ferguson Financial Solicitors have selected us as their chosen charity and we look forward to working with them to raise funds to go towards the work we do with parent carers and their children and young people. Please check out Ferguson Financial and also follow them on twitter @ffsolicitors .

POET Survey

Peterborough City Council would like parent carers who have a child/ young person with an EHC plan to take a national survey developed by In-Control to see how the process was. For further details please download this letter

NNPCF Briefing

NNPCF have a produced a briefing paper that follows on from the launch of the consultation on SEND inspections. To read the briefing and see how you can get involved click here

Local Area SEND Inspections Consultation

The government have launched a consultation for how OFSTED and the CQC will carry out area wide inspections relating to how effective local autorities are in fufilling their duties relating to SEND. To take part in the consultation please follow the link for full details here

NNPCF and CaF Newsletter

The latest National Network Parent Carer Froums & Contact a family Joint Bulletin is available and covers the following topics

  • National Parent Carer Participation Event
  • West Midlands Steering Group Rep
  • Grants Update
  • Sue North
  • Gethyn Williams
  • NNPCF Steering Group Headlines
  • Webinar for Forums
  • and more

To read the newsletter click here


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