Would you like to find out more about how you get involved? Do you have any particular areas of interest such as autism, support in school or health services?
We are currently recruiting new parent reps to join our busy team. We are very flexible and you do not need any experience as full training will be given. You are the expert when it comes to special educational needs and disability and your input and views are an important part of changing the way services are delivered in the city.
Please watch the videos below explaining what our parent carer forum does and how you can get involved:
The documents below include information about the role of parent reps, what it entails and the support we can give you to enable you to take part.
Please complete the form below and we will be in touch with you.
The Appreciation Award was created by the Shaping Better Future Together, our co-production steering group, in order to celebrate and recognise professionals who have helped parents and families of children and young people with special educational needs and disability.
We often receive more complaints than compliments so it is important to recognise that there are individuals who are committed to make a difference to parent carers and their families.
Maybe by highlighting good practice in the city, we will be able to change the way services are delivered to you and benefiting other families in the same situation.
You can view the awards received by professionals in our newsletters published on a monthly basis. We usually give the award in person and we will get in touch to let you know about their reaction! Please do let us know if you do not wish to have your name published in our newsletter. Thank you!
Want to nominate? Please complete the form below:
Your views on the U Matter Service
The U Matter Service was launched last year and we would like to hear your views on the services if you have accessed it whether as a parent or a young person.
The service is free and accessible to all young people aged 11-25 in the PO1 to PO6 area, and their families. There is a walk in/call in self-referral route, or people may be referred via other routes such as their doctor, teacher or health worker.
You can find more information about the service here: http://www.portsmouthlocaloffer.org/local-offer-search/item/357
If you have accessed the service and would like to share your views and experience of the service, please complete the survey below:
Worried about your child’s behaviour?
PPV in partnership with the Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have developed a guide and poster for parent carers who might have questions about their child’s behaviour or wellbeing.
We would love to hear your view and thoughts. You can download the poster here
You can view the service guide here.
You can complete the survey about the poster and guide using the link below:
Wellbeing and mental health support- your views and experience.
We would like to find out about parent carers’ experiences of services and support in regards to wellbeing, emotional and mental health issues for their children and young people (0 to 18).
Your feedback is so important and will enable us to share this information with commissioners and service providers in order to improve services and identify gaps.
If you have accessed the Community Paediatric Medical Services (CPMS), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) or had an admission to A&E, we would value your input. The survey should take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. Please click here to access the survey.
New Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Group for Parent Carers
Portsmouth Parent Voice, Portsmouth Carers Centre and CAMHS are seeking your views about setting up a support group for parent carers of a child or young person dealing with a mental health issue like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, psychosis or self-arm.
We are looking to start a new support group for parent carers to meet and share their thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Your feedback to the questions below would be greatly valued.
The survey closes on 31st May.
Click here to complete the survey.
Your experience of the Education, Health and Care Plan Process
We would like to hear about your journey through the assessment process, whether you have transferred from Statement to the new EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) or if you have requested an assessment for an EHC Plan. We want to see what is working for parents and what needs more work, so we can take this back to the Local Authority.
We will then work with the Local Authority to share any good practices across all the schools in Portsmouth and look at ways we can improve anything that is not working.
To help us with this, could you take the time to complete one of the forms below:
For a new Education, Health and Care Plan
|Journey Mapping New Request.docx(DOCX — 70 KB)|
You can also complete the survey for New Request via Survey Monkey below:
For a transfer from a statement to a new Education, Health and Care Plan
|Journey Mapping Transfer.docx(DOCX — 69 KB)|
You can also complete the Transfer survey via Survey Monkey below: