Portsmouth Parent Voice

 Who are Portsmouth Parent Voice?

Portsmouth Parent Voice is run BY parents of disabled children and young people,
FOR parents of disabled children and young people.

Portsmouth Parent Voice (PPV) is for YOU; the parent carer of a child or young person (aged 0-25 years old) with an additional or special need and / or disability; to voice your opinion on what support or help you would like for your child or young person.
PPV will enable you to find the right support or service you need.

PPV aim to have the voice and active involvement of parent carers in the service planning and decision-making processes within the local authority, to make them more focused on the needs of the families with disabled children.

This is YOUR opportunity to express your views about what your child or young person needs. Let us help to make your voice heard about what support your child or young person needs by contacting us either by telephone or email.

PPV promote parent participation and engagement and enable parent carers to change the way local services are commissioned and delivered. 
We provide full training and pay for travel expenses and childcare costs… ..and we also have a lot of fun!
 Portsmouth Parent Voice Meeting

 We provide:

  • A monthly newsletter ‘Impacting On You’ – packed with useful information, resources and updates on current developments and activities. Please send us your e-mail address if you wish to be added to the mailing list.
  • Coffee mornings, information sessions and workshops in partnership with other services such as Autism Hampshire, Information Advice and Support Service and The Carers Centre.
  • Help to organise family activities and parent support groups
  • A central telephone number & email address
  • A Facebook page and a Twitter account
  • A central information store
  • Parent training


PPV is part of the voluntary sector and is supported by the Local Authority and the Department for Education.
We are under the umbrella of the Portsmouth Disability Forum, a registered charity.
 The Local Offer website was co-produced with parents and contains information about education, health, social care and support for parents, carers and young people with special needs and disability.

To be directed to the Local Offer website, click here.