Ensure that, you are well informed about what Newham and Health Services are doing, what’s available and what’s new.
We work in co-production with the LA regarding SEND issues in NEWHAM. The LA come to us when they need a range of reps to attend meetings. In this instance, we hope it will be an ongoing project and there will be opportunities for wider parental co-production.
Meeting with The Director of Children’s Services and other SEN Staff members – two or three of the committee have bi-monthly meetings to discuss parent issues.
Network Meetings – we attend a range of meetings to network with other local voluntary groups and other parent forums in our region and nationally.
Regional Cluster Group Meetings – We meet members from other forums in our region. We share best practice, get ideas and feedback from other forums. We are updated by our national reps on what is happening across the country in terms of parent participation. We have a couple of Reps from our steering group attend this very valuable meeting once a quarter.
National Conferences – Newham Parent Forum are members of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) and are supported by Contact a Family and the Council for Disabled Children – we attend meetings in London with these groups to understand the national picture and discover what support is available to us as a forum.
We plan on attending meetings with the Department for Education to feedback directly.
We feedback into national surveys that help build a picture of what families are dealing in Newham and help paint a picture across the country.
We listen to Parent/carers and to get your views and opinions
Collect them together so that the parent voice is counted in Newham’s decision making rocesses.
Work in partnership with the Newham Council and NHS to influence policy and help to shape the design and delivery of services.
Work with all service provider to get the best possible outcomes for all Newham children and young people with additional needs
Ensure that, you are well informed about what Newham and Health Services are doing ,what’s available and what’s new