(Far below are updates from previous meetings and consultations.  Below this are dates for our steering group meetings)




Updates from this years' meetings and consultations


The Rights of 16 to 25 year olds with SEND
You are warmly invited to come and listen to Steve Broach, a leading barrister and expert on health, education and social care for SEND. Steve is an articulate and entertaining presenter who will guide us through the maze that surrounds post 16 provision.  Steve will cover the practical application of the law.
Thursday 27 September 2018 10am – 3pm
Clarendon Hall York House Richmond Road TW1 3AA

The event is free to residents of Kingston & Richmond – but booking is essential:

Community coffee mornings
Just come along, have some cake and talk.  We will listen and offer help where we can.   Dates for next term tbc.


Magic, Fun & more - 25th Feb.
Thank You so much to all those who came along to our event on Sunday 25th February - we had a ball and hope you did too!  The feedback from Healthwatch and NHS SWLondon has been very positive; they tell us they found our event a lot of fun as well as extremely helpful in their research. 

SEND Forum with local MPs - 1st December
Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the MP meeting held on Friday 1st December.  We have finalised the minutes and the report from the meeting.  Whilst the report has been sent to all attendees and the MPs, you can find the minutes of our meetings with Vince Cable, Ed Davey and, latterly, with Zac Goldsmith on this website under:
If you have any specific questions or contributions please contact:
Penny - SFV, EHCP Lead -
Alex - Ruils Independent Supporter -

Meet the Educational Psychology Service (EPS)
Thank you to all those parents that came along to these focus groups; this was a real opportunity to influence a service our children need.   
The EPS are putting together the notes from these groups and we will circulate these to all those that attended for final comment.   The final notes will then be taken through the management levels and we'll let you know the outcomes as soon as possible.
Update:  6th January 2018.  The EHCP transfer deadline of end March 2018 takes precedence for now.  The EPS will be back on track with the analysis from these workshops in a couple of months.

Online safety: Keeping Children and Young People Safe
During June 2017, SEND Family Voices provided three informal community learning workshops, for parents and carers of children and young people with the additional needs.  You can find the complete workshop under Online Safety, under our Documents & Links tab - on this website.


SEND Family Voices - Steering Group meetings
Please contact us if you would like a particular issue raised at our Steering Group meeting, or would like to present or attend as a guest observer.
Trustee Meetings - all dates marked with an * are preceded by SEND Family Voices Trustee meeting.

Monday 21st May* - 7pm
Kingston town centre
Monday 18th June- 7pm
Kingston town centre
Monday 9th July - 7pm
Kingston town centre
Monday 10th September- 7pm
Kingston town centre
Monday 15th October - 7pm
Kingston town centre
Monday 19th November* - 7pm
Kingston town centre
Monday 10th December - 7pm
Kingston town centre

In addition to the programme of events above, SEND Family Voices also have parent representatives on a number of strategic decision making boards.  These include:

  • Accessibility Strategy board (Achieving for Children = AfC)
  • AfC/SFV Co-Chairs for 'Golden Binder' Process Governance Group (= AfC's EHCP processes)
  • Autism Strategy (Councils)
  • Children & Young People with Disabilities & Learning Difficulties Partnership Board (Richmond Council)
  • Children's Hearing Services Working Groups (CHSWG via TRAPHIC)
  • Emotional Health & Wellbeing Board (Richmond CCG)
  • Local Learning Disability Partnership Board (Richmond)
  • All Age Learning Disability Board (Kingston)
  • Mortality Review Board (Kingston)
  • Local Offer Development Group (AfC)
  • London Strategic Managers Network meetings (London wide - NW Cluster rep)
  • Monthly meetings with the Director of Children's Services for Kingston & Richmond
  • SEND Action Group (AfC)
  • SENCo Forums (Kingston & Richmond)