NPH have been involved in lots of different consultations, participation and engagement activities over the last couple of years. Please scroll down to find out more about what NPH has been up to and what it is currently doing:
Nottinghamshire County Council – Flexible Short Breaks Service (FSBS)
Nottinghamshire County Council – Review of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
We are currently asking members and parent carers across Nottinghamshire what their thoughts are of our 2017 Priorities. Please let us know what you think as this will help to influence what we focus on in the future.
If you would like parent carer participation with a particular service or provision that you are thinking of changing or implementing, then please don’t hesitate in contacting us as we would be more than happy to assist you. You can find out more about how to engage with us here.
Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) Local Area Inspection
Ofsted and CQC visited and inspected Nottinghamshire in the summer of 2016 to review how the local area has fulfilled its duty and responsibility to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) since some changes took place after the introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014, and in particular, the SEND Code of Practice.
They looked at evidence of how individuals with SEND are identified, how their needs are met, examples of outcomes achieved and also how they are supported in the transition to adulthood.
As an important part of the assessment the inspectors wanted to spend time speaking to children, young people and their parent carers. NPH, the recognised parent carer forum for Nottinghamshire, were involved from the beginning to the end.
Nottinghamshire County Council – Support in School
The local authority approached NPH to ask members about the information schools are providing for families which explains the type and level of support that is on offer for children and young people in an educational setting. After consulting with the group and subsequent feedback, they decided to start from scratch based on the views and opinions expressed by parents and carers. Respondents felt the proposed leaflet was too bland, full of words and acronyms which made it difficult to read and understand. We suggested that they keep it simple and short, use pictures or diagrams to explain things and don’t use acronyms.
Integrated Children and Young People’s Commissioning Hub
Public Health asked NPH for a representative to sit on a tender panel to decide the outcome of an integrated children and young peoples health service. NPH were involved in the original design of the tender specification and evaluated responses from providers alongside commissioners and other reps. NPH have been asked to remain involved with the contract in a monitoring and quality assurance capacity to ensure the provider is delivering everything they said they would based on their tender submission.
Events and meetings that NPH have attended:
The following training opportunities have been offered to NPH members:
If you know of a particular training, development or information need for parent carers in your area, please don’t hesitate in contacting us as we would be happy to explore options with you.