Parent carer participation events
Families’ views are essential to what we do. As well as inviting families to participate via surveys and emails, Family Voice Norfolk also holds events at which parent carers can discuss face-to-face the issues that concern them. In particular, we aim to hold these in venues across Norfolk, as we know how difficult it can be for parent carers to travel and that services for our families can vary across our large county.
In the past, we called these events Round the County Parent Participation, but we recently changed to a more informal format called Family Voice, Family Chat. In addition, we see these as a two-way exchange, where an expert speaker gives information and can answer families’ questions, while parent carers have the chance to give their views about existing services and what they would like to see in the future.
We make sure that reports from these events are seen by those planners and decision-makers who can make a difference.