Across the country various groups, organisations and Parent Carer Forums have spent time gathering views and sharing these with The Government in response to their consultation on the SEND Green Paper. We would like to share with you the responses from Family Voice Peterborough Parent Rep Team, and also The Easter Region  Parent Carer Forms, of which FVP is a member.


Family Voice Peterborough Response

Eastern Region Parent Carer Forum Response

Butlins Skegness Caravan Park 

Please see the following note from Butlins Skegness 

“Unfortunately, we have made the decision to ban disposable BBQs on Park, this decision comes after a number of incidents over the past couple of months including a bin fire on the Park recently.

Gas & Electric BBQs are still permitted, and we ask that Owners & Guests take care when using them around your Caravan pitch.

Please ensure that this information is also passed onto your family, friends & guests that will be staying on Park in the future.”


Haven Caister Caravan Park

Please see the updates below from Haven Caister:


“Given the prolonged hot weather, we’ve decided to stop selling disposable barbecues in our park shops. We’d like to kindly request you not to use disposable barbecues on site, for your own safety as well as other guests and our team.”

Tips on Water Usage

• Take shorter showers – The average shower uses 10litres of water a minute!

• Use washing up bowls when washing plates etc

• Only fill the kettle with the amount of water you need

• Turn off all taps when not in use

• Do not use any sprinklers/hosepipes

• Be careful with backwashing/topping up of pools and hot tubs

• Repair known water leaks

• Be vigilant for any other leakage and repair asap


The HOPE (Health Outcomes for young People throughout Education) study is investigating the impact of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) provision on health outcomes for children and young people in England. This project is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the University College London. 


The research team based in Cambridge is led by Professor Tamsin Ford (Psychiatry), Professor Kristine Black-Hawkins (SEND), The team focuses on the Work Package 2, which will investigate who receives SEND provision, when, what type, for how long and the user experiences of this provision at the Local Authority level across England. 


For this, the research team has launched three national surveys: one for children and young people with SEND (which takes 10 minutes), one for parents/carers of children and young people with SEND  (which takes 20 minutes) and one for practitioners who work with children who have SEND in any capacity (takes 10 minutes). 


The goal of these surveys is to understand the experiences of SEND provision and explore how these vary across England. 


Please forward the link to all three surveys 


You can find more information on the study at the following link:

A proposal to create a support hub for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties has won government backing.

An Respite Innovation Grant of £1m has been awarded by the Department for Education to set up an Intensive Therapeutic Support Hub which will help young people with challenging behaviours to remain with their family, in their community and at school.

The successful bid was put together by Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council and NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, who all form part of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS).


Read the full story here

Campaigners met outside Peterborough Town Hall on Saturday to demand changes in the city centre to make it accessible for people with disabilities.


Supporters of the Peterborough Unlimited campaign joined together in Bridge Street from 12pm to highlight how inaccessible the area is – with issues including moving vehicles, sloped surfaces, a shortage of drop kerbs and large amounts of street furniture – while pushing to get new Changing Places toilets for people with additional needs.


Changing Places toilets go beyond ordinary disabled toilets – they are bigger and include items such as a hoist and changing bench. Without these toilets many disabled adults and families with a young person who has additional needs feel unable to visit the city centre, and either travel to another city or remain isolated at home.


Donations for new Changing Places toilets can be made at:


Sports fans should also follow the campaign’s Facebook page as there will be an exciting announcement later in the week:

Today sees the launch of the new Integrated Care System (ICS) which formerly replaces Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CPCCG).

NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough is an Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the statutory NHS organisation responsible for planning and delivering local health and care services. 

Working collaboratively with partner organisations, including the VCSE sector, it oversees the commissioning, performance, financial management and transformation of the local NHS, as part of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS).

You can find a useful explainer video about the ICS here:

The team at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust Child Development Centre (CDC) have produced a great resource to help families accessing the CDC with their children.

The social story is designed to help you prepare your child/ young person for their first visit to the CDC, and has been developed by professionals and parents with families in mind.

Social Story

We have been nominated for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Make a Difference Awards and have been shortlisted for the work we have been doing in the Together section

We will be attending the finals on Friday 30th September at 7pm in Peterborough Cathedral. 

To those who nominated us, thank-you and even if we don’t win this is still an amazing opportunity for us.

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of the public and our amazing team

Surrey County Cricket Club have generously donated two tickets for day three of the England v. South Africa Test match at The Oval on September 10.


To win the tickets, entrants only need to donate £5 to Peterborough Unlimited which is fundraising for new Changing Places toilets in the city centre. A person then will be chosen at random to win the tickets.


A runner-up will also win a Wisden beer gift set and a bottle of Wisden rye whiskey which have been kindly donated by the popular cricketing title.


Donations can be made at:


The competition will run throughout July with the winners then being emailed. The overall value of the prizes is around £300.


Changing Places toilets go beyond ordinary disabled toilets – they are bigger and include items such as a hoist and changing bench. Without them, many disabled adults and families with a young person who has additional needs feel unable to visit Peterborough city centre. This is leading to increased isolation and forcing families to travel to other cities to enjoy a day out and do their shopping.


Peterborough Unlimited is also looking to host future fundraising events including a larger raffle later in the year. Anyone able to offer a raffle prize is asked to get in touch by emailing: