Welcome to Parent Carer Voice Herefordshire
For when your child has additional needs & requires extra support (special educational needs (SEN)). Ensuring voices are heard.
Parent Carer Voice is a group of parents in Herefordshire who are working with the local authority and health partnership to ensure the needs of children up to the age of 25 years with disabilities, Special Educational Needs are met.
More about PCV Herefordshire…
PCV Herefordshire is made up of:
a steering group of volunteer parents
a wider network of parents and carers of children up to age of 25
a working party for coproduction of services available to children with additional needs and the Strategic partners of the Local Authority and the CCG.
PCV Herefordshire is also a member of regional and national networks
NNPCF , Contact & Healthwatch
Our main Priorities (See Priorities Tab for more info) for this year 2020 -21
Coproduction is imbedded into all of our priorities .
Growing the Membership
Early Assessment & Diagnosis
Education & Health Care Plans
Post 16 Transition/Support
Short Breaks Commissioning
The core of what we do is to enabling families to have a voice, be able to come together and work with professionals to make to local services and being parents together for practical and emotional support.
Find out How to get involved
Years of Support
A parent carer forum is a group of parents and carers of Additional needs children. Their aim is to make sure the services in their area meet the needs of the children and their families.
They do this by gathering the views of local families and then working in partnership with the Strategic partners (Local Authority, Education settings ,Health Providers and others )to highlight where the local services ,processes and Commissioners are working well, or to challenge when changes or improvements need to be made .
Parent Carers can often pinpoint problems frequently experienced by Families with Additional needs children. This knowledge is useful to professionals as they plan services to meet the children’s needs.
What kind of things can you do?
Parents and carers are the experts of their own children and therefore have a wealth of knowledge
PCV Why get involved?
We are a voluntary group of Herefordshire parents and carers and are always looking for additional dedicated volunteers. The amount of time you are involved is entirely up to you.