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Greenwich Parent Voice

Welcome!

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.

January 26th 2019
GPV is not in itself a faith-based organisation. However, we understand that beliefs exist within some BAME communities, linked to religion, which prevent parents and carers taking control and living positively with their child's disability. Our aim is to end this stigma. We are delighted to launch our short film "Embracing Diversity" as part of a wider project that you can read about here.

Enjoy this short film in which parents speak movingly of their pride in their children. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BH8jmZNG5s&feature=share

January 2019
The Royal Borough of Greenwich Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Draft Partnership Strategy Sep 2018 – Aug 2021 is now up for consultation. Your views are urgently needed.This strategy is at draft stage. Your views are crucial to making sure their priorities and approach are right as this will become the guiding strategy for the next 3 years. Click on the image above to read the full document and send your comments to Roz Weeks, email:  roz.weeks@royalgreenwich.gov.uk before Friday 8 February 

Click on the image for the full document

Improving services for our children

Greenwich Parent Voice has 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.

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. 

Listen to GPV parents talk about what it means to them to be part of our group

 

 Confidentiality

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. We also advise GLL/Better Leisure.

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