SE7 Regional Updates

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May 2013

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SE7 publications

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SE7 have several publications available for download.

 
These include:
Assessment and Planning Framework
Co-production with parent carers – the SE7 Experience
Choice and Control 
Explaining Personal SEN Budgets
Joint Commissioning for Children and Young People
 
Find them all in our SE7 Documents
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Easy Read Guide to Children & Families Bill

customLogo.gifThe DfE have launched an easy-read guide to the Children and Families Bill.

The link to this can be found here

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Public Reading for the Children & Families Bill

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The DfE are trialling “public readings” for proposed legislation.

You can feed your views into the public reading of the Children and Families Bill here

The consultation closed on 26 February 2013

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Children & Families Bill – published

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The Children and Families Bill was published by the Department for Education on 5 February 2013.

 The Bill can be read here or a web version can be read here.
 
A factsheet to accompany the  Bill from the DfE can be read here
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Parents in Surrey wanted to take part in the Pathfinder

customLogo.gifFamily Voice Surrey are asking for families to come forward if they wish to be involved in the Pathfinder.

Find out more by visiting their site.  Details available here

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How are parents in Hampshire involved with the Pathfinder?

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Parents are involved in all aspects of the Pathfinder program in Hampshire, in a variety of capacities.

 
The main “Change Board” decides on the strategy and direction for pathfinder activity in Hampshire and we have 2 parents reps on this board, one of whom is also the vice-chair of the Board.  In addition, we have 2 parent reps on the “Core Group” which looks at the implementation of activity (as opposed to strategic decision making) across all Pathfinder areas.
 
There are a number of Pathfinder workstreams in place in Hampshire and on each of those we have 2 parent reps.  Some of the work streams also have sub-groups (for example an Education sub-group for the Local Offer work stream) and parents sit on those groups also.
 
We use an online document sharing system “Huddle” to allow all parents who are involved to share notes, updates and information from their meetings.  There is a facility to have online discussions and to comment/discuss files that have been uploaded.  Parent reps all make a commitment to share information in this way.  The documents uploaded are available for the whole Hampshire Parent/Carer Network committee to see, meaning that wider input is available when needed.
 
In addition to this, we also have a monthly face to face meeting where we discuss the Pathfinder from a parental point of view and again, this allows us the opportunity to share information and ideas.
 
In April 2012, Hampshire Parent/Carer Network (HPCN) and Parent Voice undertook a parental confidence survey to help inform the Pathfinder work in Hampshire.  470 parents/carers responded.  The results of the survey have been shared widely and are being used to inform current work and projects taking place.  The results can be seen online 
 
In November, 2012 HPCN and Parent Voice submitted a joint response to the Education Select Committee who were scrutinising the draft Legislation.  As a result of this, two parent reps were invited to the Select Committee hearing on 6 November to give verbal evidence on behalf of parents and carers.  Our response is available online.
 
We post updates on our Facebook page about National developments and local activities taking place.  “Like” our page to be kept informed.
 
For further information, or to get involved with the Hampshire Parent/Carer Network, our contact details are available here
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