|Parent Carer Participation|
The Gloucester Parent Carer Council website has just been updated! Have a look at www.glosparentcarerscouncil.co.uk
All Parent Carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years in Gloucestershire will have the opportunity to participate in and be heard by service providers through the Gloucestershire Parent Carers Council, the Parent Carer Participation Worker, the Parent Carer Forum and Parent Carer Representatives (Reps) from Carers Gloucestershire.
Parent participation is beneficial both for parents and professionals involved with children and families. Professionals need to know what they are doing well and where they could be doing things better. Parents can assist with the planning and development of services, providing evidence for this with their expert knowledge. In consultation with parents who are using services it is hoped that parent influence and input into service design will deliver better services for all children and families.
Increasing the number of parents participating will ensure:
· More parents are involved in the decision making process so that it becomes more representative
· Services reflect the influence of parents
· All Parent Carers are made welcome if they wish to participate
· Parents are empowered
If you are a Parent Carer of a child or young person and would like to have a say about
what services you receive and on any future developments, maybe you would like to
think of becoming involved with one of the following:
· One of the support groups in Gloucestershire
· Carers Forum (please see our Forum section)
· Be sent information on forthcoming events and training that may be of interest to you and
comment on consultations.
Thurs April 11th 10-12 Parent Partnership Service Steering Committee and we are looking for volunteers to get more involved. 12-1.30 Neil Carmichael MP visiting us. 1.30-3.30 Carers Alliance meeting all at Carers Glos office
Fri 12th Participation Training with Bev Couzens for those parents who think they may like to get a little more involved in representing parents views on the design & delivery of services across Gloucestershire
Monday 10-11.30am Speech & Language therapy working party Shire Hall
11.30-1pm SEND project Board meetings Shire Hall
Tuesday 9.30-12pm Positive Caring every week until June 4th (apart from half-term) at Milestone School
Friday 19th Support Group Leaders Workshop 10-2.30pm at Churchdown Community Centre
Thursday 24th Forum 10-1pm followed by lunch at The Guildhall, repeated in the evening at 6pm. Come along meet other parents and find out what is going on in the county regarding services for you and your children
May 3rd 9.30-12.30 pm at Carers Gloucestershire Early Support and how the
principles of early
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