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  • Parent Carer Participation Good Practice Bulletin

    Posted On 30 Jan 2013 by Parent views count

    The January issue of the Contact a Family parent carer participation good practice bulletin is now on the web. This issue contains articles on how: • Hampshire forum helped the local authority develop a short breaks statement • Peterborough improved patient experience at their local hospital and worked with their LINk’s to improve access to hydrotherapy • Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin are making sure the new children’s hospital building will support the needs of disabled children • Lambeth are increasing their membership by providing RADAR keys to new members • three forums in London worked with commissioners to develop a new wheelchair service Please also see the updated page on NHS changes and the link to resources that have been produced for GPs and other Health professionals

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  • This letter from Edward Timpson, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, dated 22 November 2012, provides some confirmation and reassurance in relation to a number of issues, and concerns that parent carers, the NNPCF, and other partners have raised over the last three months in relation to the draft SEND legislation. These include clarity around: •Parents being able to request an assessment •Timescales •Duty to make and specify provisions •Concern about mediation

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