Fylde Parent Carer Forum – Notes from meeting held 21st October
District: Fylde Parent Carer Forum
Notes from the meeting held on: Wednesday 21st October 2015
At: Oak Tree Children’s Centre, Sydney Street, Lytham St Anne’s
Time: 1pm – 3pm
4 Parent carers
Lorraine Moody Independent Support, Barnardo’s
Christine Harrison Independent Support, Barnardo’s
Rachel Shatford Child and Family Support Liaison Officer, Special Educational
Needs and Disability Service (SEND)
Everyone was welcomed to the meeting and thanked for attending. Introductions took place
Rachel – Chair and note taker
The guest speakers from the Independent Support Service, Barnardo’s provided an overview of their service and responded to parents’ questions
Independent Support has been commissioned by the Council for Disabled Children to support children, young people (CYP) and their families through the Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan process.
Support for parents can be offered in a number of ways including telephone calls, home visits, attending meetings and liaising with professionals.
The service has developed a number of workshops for both parent carers and for CYP. Further dates to be confirmed for the CYP workshops. Independent Supporters can work with CYP on a 1:1 basis or as a group setting; and use a range of aspirational games and child friendly paperwork.
Discussion held on the parental advice form and the support available from Independent Support in completing this form.
A pack of information was distributed and discussed
Further information on the EHC Plans can be found on the Local Offer website www.lancashire.gov.uk/send
The Independent Support Team can be contacted on 01772 629470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel to attach PowerPoint presentation to notes
|3||Notes from previous meeting
The notes were e-mailed to all attendees and discussed at today’s meeting.
Parents also mentioned Blackpool Tiggers:
Rachel to contact YMCA.
|4||Updates from the Lancashire Parent Carer Forum (LPCF) and the working groups
This was held on Tuesday 14th July 2015 and the minutes will be available on the Local Offer via the following link:
Lancashire Break Time (LBT) –Information for October and Christmas holidays has been sent out and is available on the Local Offer website, via the following direct link:
Local Offer – the new flyer was distributed
Rachel to attach flyer to notes
|5||Any concerns /issues raised
The group discussed the following concerns:
Rachel mentioned that the Team Leader of the Children’s Integrated Therapy & Hearing Team will be attending the local forum in January as a guest speaker.
Rachel to source information
|6||Any other business
Information given on the following:
Mini Children’s Theatre 4-6 years
Children’s Theatre 7-12 years
Youth Theatre 12-17 years
Adult Company 18+
The groups meet on a Tuesday evening during term time
Re-locating to Woodlands school from Monday 2nd November
Further information can be found in the Autumn edition of the FIND newsletter
The consultation will close on 4th January 2016
December Forum – Wednesday 19th and the guest speaker is the Patient Experience Officer, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Rachel to source information.
Rachel to e-mail for further information
Rachel to send flyer out to all parents
Rachel to attach list of events.
|7||Date and time of next meeting
Wednesday 18th November
Oak Tree Children’s Centre, Sydney Street, Lytham St Anne’s FY8 1TR
Guest speaker – representative from Parks and Greenspace Department, Fylde Borough Council