Plymouth Parent Carer Voice
The Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) brings together parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Plymouth and the surrounding area to give them the voice in the services that they use.
What Is PPCV?
PPCV is Plymouth's official parent carer forum. We are a group of volunteer parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Together we work in partnership with our local authority, to help shape and improve the range of services in education, health and social care for families in the Plymouth area.
Parent Carer Forums like PPCV are run by volunteers and funded with a grant from the Department for Education (DfE). We receive this and other forms of support from 'Contact', who work in partnership with the DfE. We are a member of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) from whom we receive regular guidance and support.
What we do
We enable families to have a voice and to be part of the SEND process.
Families can be involved in the following ways:
- tell us about an issue you are having or a problem you have had,
- fill in a questionnaire or survey about the services that you use,
- volunteer to help out at an event that we hold,
- join the steering group,
- attend working groups and meetings with our partners such as Plymouth City Council.
Parent carer participation is when parents and professionals work together, recognising each other's expert knowledge, to design, develop and improve services for disabled children in the local area.
Working with our partners we are aiming to raise parents and carers input through the 'ladder of participation'.
- Information - this is what we are going to do
- Consultation - we are doing this what do you think
- Participation - lets work through this together
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- 0 to 1 years old
- 5 to 11 years old
- 12 to 16 years old
- 17 to 25 years old
- 1 to 2 years old
- 2 to 3 years old
- 3 to 4 years old
- 4 to 5 years old
- Learning disabilities
- Physical disabilities
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