We are an independent group of parents in Greenwich who all have children with a disability or special educational needs. We recognise that children’s needs and circumstances can be very different. We are committed to giving a voice to all carers and families in government. We do this through:
- Making parents aware of all occasions where their views are needed.
- Listening to parents and recording their opinions.
- Giving the full range of opinions to decision makers in the local and heath authority.
- Making sure those views count in the process.
- Providing a Twitter account, facebook and website where parents can network with each another.
- Listing news and up-to-date information online so parents can comment on any subject that is important to them.
- Hosting free information events, walks, coffee mornings and gatherings where parents can be together and find out more in relaxed surroundings.
Let’s do this together
We need your voice and your experiences. Tell us what is working for you and what isn’t and what you’d like to change. Start shaping services for your child and join Greenwich Parent Voice at a level that suits you.
– Be informed as a Parent Member
If you would like to receive our news and emailings, comment on articles online and chat to other parents on our forum you can join us here to become a member.
– Bring parents together as a Parent Leader
Would you like to empower parents you know to use their voice? If you would like to set up a ‘speakeasy’ social group or circle of parents of children with special needs, think about becoming one of our Parent Leaders. To talk to us about what’s involved get in touch.
– Give expert insight as a Parent Consultant
This is a growing group of parents with special experience or knowledge, who would like to be involved in a more defined set of consulting responsibilities. We make sure that we have the insight of these parents when we need a deeper understanding of an issue. We currently have Parent Consultants who can give parenting views in these areas:
– Autistic Spectrum Disorders
– Cerebral Palsy
– Visual Impairment
– Ages 19+
– Transition (children leaving education and entering employment)
If you have experience of a particular issue from looking after your child, and you would like to help other parents with this get in touch.
Greenwich Parent Voice is supported and monitored by Contact a Family and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums. We are funded by the Department of Education.