PODS (Parents Opening Doors)

Parent Carer Forum

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Could you be a Parent Rep?

We know how much our families are committed and passionate about the SEND world and for those of us who wish to share their knowledge and help us in a more formal way we would like to invite you to be part of our team:

Parent Reps

The role is fully supported by our Participation Co-ordinator who will guide you through the process of becoming a Parent Rep with one to one meetings and also by offering you a 5 week training course that has been developed to ensure that you have all the skills you need.

As a parent rep you may have specific experience of a certain area but you will also be representing our wider community of families and gathering their views and thoughts.

Views of families can be gathered in a number of ways and these may be led by parent reps eg. focus groups, through social media, community networks or specific topic meetings.

Champions

We also want to work with parent carers who feel they can represent us within the local communities - by sharing our information at schools, doctors, colleges, hospitals etc to ensure we can reach as many families as possible - no formal training is required for this role.

If you would like to find out more or discuss what this might involve, then please fill in our contact form.