We were commissioned to co-produce the local offer and ensure parent participation in other aspects of the SEND Reforms in Peterborough as well as other services relating to children/ young people with SEND. The Local Offer is now live and work relating to the SEND Reforms has been embedded locally. The initial work has become business as usual and we are now working to ensure co-production and participation at every level becomes an ogoing process.

Contact us for more information / involvement

FVP held some focus groups and will be holding more over the next year this is the opportunity for parent / carers to continue being involved and have ongoing input ainto the continued changes. FVP have also been attending strategic and  planning meetings in relation to SEND and Health services.

The reports from the first series of focus groups and the SEND Reforms workshops are now available for download. (All reports and work are downloaded from the links in the side bar)

"Seldom Heard"

Family Voice Peterborough have been working to engage parent carers from different backgrounds in the SEND work locally. A project was initially funded by Comic Relief termed "Hard to Reach" enabled parent carers from different cultural back grounds in Peterborough to engage with the local health provider for community paediatric services. Part of this work included parent carers co-producing a service directory to be given to parent carers when they start attending the child development centre. The directory can be downloaded via the sidebar. The fuding stream ended and the Local Authority provided further funding to ensure the work could continue. Theere are now more parents engaged and also developing more items (currently a leaflet for parent carers detailing what to expect when visiting the child development centre)

Participation via on-line surveys

FVP use on-line surveys to enable wider particpation of parent carers. Surveys can be topic specific or broad depending on work streams of the forum and where parent carer voices need to be heard.

Disability Peterborough and Family Voice Peterborough are working together to gather views (both positive and not so positive) of wheelchair services. We would really appreciate your input in to this participation opportunity. Please take the survey if you are a wheelchair user or you care for a child/ young person who is a wheelchair user. Your voices are vital in helping us gather evidence to demonstrate how people are currently experiencing the service.

To take the survey please click here

Work Streams

FVP have parent representatives involved in various work streams and looker for wider involvement and engagement from parent carers in these. The more parent carers views we gather the louder and stronger our collective voice.

Areas you may want to get involved in:

Appeals and Complaints Exemplars
Early Years Guides
0 - 25 Services and Short Breaks
Autism Services
Preparing for Adulthood
Physical Disability and Sensory Impairment Services

To find out more and get involved please email the team participation@familyvoice.org