Isles of Scilly Parent Carers
The Isles of Scilly Parent Carers Group was established in 2009 and is a pro-active, independent forum of parent carers, run by parent carers, who all have children or young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). As members of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums we support the development of parent carer participation, a process in which parents work together with professional to make improvements to local services. We act as a conduit for a wide variety of local professionals in their work with children and young people with SEND.
The Isles of Scilly Parent Carer's Group's purpose is to improve the services provided for our young people, aged 0 and 25 years.
We are a Parent Participation Forum enabling parent carers to participate in developing and influencing local services. We work with service providers, individuals and organisations to bring real-life perspective and experience to the planning and development of the services that our families use. We focus on helping to raise the standard of Social Care, Education and Health Services within and provided to the Isles of Scilly, to ensure that these services are provided in a way that meets the needs of all disabled children and their families locally.
The Isles of Scilly Parent Carer Group aim to meet regularly to use the unique shared experiences that they have gained in raising their own families to work in partnership with all agencies responsible for providing services to children with additional needs/disabilities in the Isles of Scilly, enjoy family fun days, have social evenings out and offer a peer support.
To become a member of the Isles of Scilly Parent Carers Group you must be a parent of a child or young person with SEND aged 0-25 and live in the Isles of Scilly. We welcome members from across our islands. Please email to make enquiries or to request a membership form.
The Isles of Scilly Parent Carers gathers information from parent carers to highlight common issues and have membership of all governing bodies:
SEND Programme Board, Chair
One Vision Partnership Board
Children's Trust Board
SEND Liaison Group
Tel: Isles of Scilly Parent Carers Co-ordinator 077892 45187
Contact are a charity that supports for families with disabled children, with guidance and information. They bring families together to support each other https://contact.org.uk/
National Network of Parent Carers Forums, NNPCF http://www.nnpcf.org.uk/