Portsmouth Parent Voice


We hold regular ‘drop-in’ sessions and workshops where you can meet parents in similar positions.


PPV offer the opportunity for parent carers to work in co-production to improve local services.

Helping parent carers of young people aged 0-25 with additional
needs and disabilities to shape and improve local services

Latest News

PPV Drop In 21/05/2020

Thursday 21st May 12:30pm – 14:00pm Please email Cat Sidwell – Vice Chair on: Cat.Sidwell@p-d-f.org.uk Limited to 20 places only

PPV Covid-19 Plans

The current situation is very worrying for many families. The thought of your family having to be separated due to illness is incredibly concerning. Portsmouth Parent Voice have  worked in co-production with local parents and professionals to produce three documents……


“We would like to reassure families and carers that we continue to operate our normal acute paediatric services at QA.  Staffing remains good, we have adequate PPE supplies and we are able to assess and admit children safely.  We are…..

PPV Covid-19 Survey

Please take 2 minutes to answer PPVs questions in regards to respite during COVID – 19, we are currently working in co-production with the LA and CCG to create an offer of respite. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Click…..

Impacting on You Newsletter – April 2020

Click on the Easter Eggs to read the April Newsletter

Newsflash: Covid-19 Update from The Council for Disabled Children

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC), following the Minister’s request, has launched two new email inboxes aimed to answer questions, collate resources and share information on Coronavirus and the impact on children and young people with Special Educational Needs and…..

Natalie’s Blog Part 4

Hello All, Well the coronavirus has completely turned our worlds upside down and inside out and any future plans are now changing. I am currently working from home, my hours are spread out throughout the day and evening so I…..

Important changes to the Short Breaks Prepaid Card – Extended Closing Date

Dear Parent/Carer, Following Government advice around Coronavirus, which includes minimising social contact to help prevent the spread of the virus, Portsmouth City Council is focusing on ensuring essential services continue to run.  There will therefore be a delay in the…..

Open Letter to Children and Young People with SEND, Their Parents, Families and Others Who Support Them – From Vicky Ford MP

School Closure Resources

Resources to support parent carers during school closures will be put on the Local Offer website soon, but in the meantime, you may find the attached document useful, which was put together by a Principal EP in Wiltshire. Please click…..