We are an independent group of parents in Greenwich. All of us have a child with special educational needs or a disability. We are committed to giving a voice to all carers of disabled children in government.
You talk and we listen
Anyone who is parent or carer of a disabled child aged 0-25 living in Greenwich can tell us what they think. We hear the views of parents and carers at school coffee mornings, at our free events, on GPV walks around the borough and our creative drop-in sessions.
Go to our diary listing and events pages for details of these. You can also contact us by email or through our Twitter and Facebook. If you aren’t able to easily access the internet you can get in touch with us through your school SENCO.
Improving services for our children
We have a statutory role in passing on parent and carer views to decision makers and making sure these have influence. We point out the problems and the service gaps, what’s working well and what needs to improve.
We want you to feel safe sharing your views with us. We never disclose personal or identifying information without your permission.
We have influence
We are in close contact with senior managers in Children’s Services for the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We are working on the DofE Special Educational Needs Reforms Project in Greenwich and we are helping to design the Local Offer. We sit on the Joint Commissioning Group for Children, the 'Everybody Active' Forum and many others. Greenwich Parent Voice is an Associate Member of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.
We also have strong links with the voluntary sector including our local National Autistic Society Branch and Mencap.
Your views contribute to the larger picture of parent opinion through the National Network of Parent Carer Forums. This collective voice helps to influence policy in central government. For more information about the NNPFC visit their website at http://www.nnpcf.org.uk
Here's a letter to parents about GPV from Tracy Russell, Assistant Director for Inclusion Learning and Achievement at the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Click on the image below to read: