Kingston & Richmond SEND Family Voices
Giving families a voice...
NEWSFLASH: SEND Local Area Inspection for Kingston - 17th to 21st September
This… ”Inspection of Kingston upon Thames local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities from Monday 17 September 2018 to Friday 21 September 2018.” For detailed information, please read our newsletter under our News pages.
There are three ways to take part:
1. Attend a parent meeting with the inspection team on:
Wednesday 19th September (next Wednesday) - 13:00 to 14:15
The King Charles Centre, Surbiton. KT5 9AL
If you would like to attend please could we ask you to let us know at email@example.com
2. Complete an online feedback to the inspection using their webinar tool. This is a set questionnaire, and there is a space for comments:
3. If you are unable to attend the meeting or use the webinar tool for any reason, you may also email the inspection team with information on Lasend.firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 21st September.
Kingston & Richmond SEND Family Voices are a volunteer parent-led charity, formed in June 2014, in response to the opportunities offered by the SEND reforms; these are the changes in law which aim to create equal partnerships between families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) and the professional services.
The SEND reforms radically change the approach to working with families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. They place the child or young person at the centre – ultimately this means their experiences will be of a system which is less confrontational and more efficient. In Kingston & Richmond, there are nearly 7000 families of children and young people with identifiable needs – of these, around 2000 receive additional funding to support them in school. With such an overhaul of a system that has been in place for 30 years, these changes are going to take time to become truly effective and this means that EVERYONE - families and professionals - are learning and developing as we go.
What we do
We bring people together into a community to improve services, share support and strengthen our common voice. By ensuring families are heard, we aim to empower children, young people and their families to obtain the best possible care and services. We work independently from, but in partnership with the providers of children's services.