Parents and carers of children and young people with special
educational needs or disabilities (SEND) are being encouraged to have their say
to help shape services in the future.
Voice4Parents, an independent forum of parents and carers,
is carrying out its annual survey, the findings of which will be used by
Wolverhampton’s SEND Partnership Board as it develops the city’s SEND Strategy
for the next few years.
The survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/FCMGRRS
until Sunday 14 July, 2019.
Voice4Parents chair Sarah Baker said: “We want you to
share your views and experiences of being a parent or carer of a child or young
person aged from 0 to 25 with special educational needs or a disability.
“This is your opportunity to tell us what day to day life is
really like for you and your family, and how well you feel SEND services in
Wolverhampton are supporting the needs of your family.
“Having your say will help Voice4Parents get the
message across of what really matters to our families, enabling us to provide
constructive feedback to help shape future provision of council, education,
health and other services.
“It will also help us to identify areas that need
improvement and plan this year’s Voice4Parents projects and activities,
including focus groups and events.”
Councillor Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton
Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, added: “The council and
its partners are determined to ensure that SEND services are working as well as
they possibly can be for children and young people and their families, and I
would encourage all parents and carers to take a few moments to have their say
about what is working well and what could be done better.”
Voice4Parents is a representative group funded by the
Department for Education to work alongside the council, education, health and
care providers to ensure the services they plan, commission, deliver and
monitor meet the needs of children and young people with SEND and their
families. For more details, please visit www.voice4parents.co.uk.