The current PCC local offer is available here https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/special-educational-needs/loca...

This is ongoing and parent carers can directly participate by contacting the council via the feedback page on the Local Offer

The SEND Code of Practice came in to force on 1st September 2014 and is the guidance that sits along side the Children and Families Acto 2014, Part 3. SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25 .

We are currently involved and participating in the SEND reforms. FVP parent reps and trustees attend Strategic meetings in relation to various strands of the reforms.

We are a local registered charity who are actively seeking to improve services in all areas of the lives of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. We are here for Parents and Carers of children and young people aged 0—25 years with a disability or additional needs.

The Service We Provide

  • Help parents engage with professionals across Health, Education and Social Care.
  • Facilitate participation in service delivery.
  • Provide a voice for parents at strategic level meetings
  • Hold informative events Help parents and carers have access to the information about what services are available to them.
  • Signpost parents and carers to other agencies/ organisations who provide specifc services that we do not.

What we aim to do

  • To ensure that parents and carers have a genuine influence in the shaping of services.
  • Facilitate participation in service delivery.
  • To raise awareness of unmet needs and ensure that parents and carers have the opportunity to raise issues and areas of concern.
  • To work in partnership with all other statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • To be a positive force to encourage and ensure that the local authority improves services for our children and young people.
  • To be the strategic consultative body within Peterborough representing families of children and young people with disabilities and additional needs.