Blackburn with Darwen Parents in Partnership
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is having an SEND Inspection by OFSTED from Monday 17 June for 5 days.
This is an open invite to parents and carers to attend an informal meeting forum with Inspectors on Tuesday 18 June from 11.45 – 1pm if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan OR receives SEND support. This is an opportunity to share your experiences with inspectors about the support you receive.
Spaces are limited so please book on by contacting Lynsey Sumner at email@example.com or ringing 01254 666847 and your place will be confirmed a.s.a.p. Please provide your name, contact telephone number and the age/s of your children when expressing an interest in attending.
The venue is Conference Room 1 at the Old Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn. Buffet lunch / refreshments will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know when booking.
If you can’t make the meeting, don’t worry, there are other ways for you to share your views and experiences. These are:
- an online recorded webinar to allow Blackburn with Darwen parents and carers of children with SEND to contribute. The webinar will take place from 12 noon on Monday 10 June 2019 until 11:59pm on Tuesday 18 June 2019.
Parents and carers who would like to take part in this webinar can follow this internet link to register: http://bit.ly/LASENDWebinarBlackburnwithDarwenBC.
- Parents and carers can also email their contributions to Lasend.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilst those involved in the inspection realise parents and carers may have views on their experience before the introduction of the reforms in September 2014, it is important that this inspection gathers evidence about the impact since the reforms. The inspection team would also like parents and carers to understand that they will not be able to follow up or comment upon individual cases.
Blackburn with Darwen Parents in Partnership or BWDPiP are a parent carer led group for Parent Carers of children and young adults aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). We are helping to shape service’s by working with providers and professionals within the Borough, NHS services and the Voluntary Sector.
Our aims are :
– To ensure that good practice, knowledge and shared expertise about parent carer participation continues to grow and strengthen;
– To develop a cohesive and coherent structure to sustain and develop the effectiveness of parent carer forums across England;
– To strengthen the pan disability, parent lead model of local forums and boost our collective voice.