Boards, meetings & projects

As well as the meetings and working groups below, which are attended by one or more Family Voice Norfolk representatives, there are regular Liaison meetings between steering group members and representatives of the local authority and health services. These are opportunities for us to raise matters of concern that do not fall within existing meetings or to ask for information on specific topics, such as plans for new schools or specialist resource bases (SRBs), numbers of home-schooled children, and rates of exclusions.

Family Voice ambassadors attend many additional meetings in schools or organise Family Voice stands at conferences – anywhere that parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities may be present.

2018 – Family Voice representation

Family Voice sends representatives to the following meetings and working groups. Please do get in touch with us if you have concerns, information or compliments about any of these subject areas.

  • Adoption Steering Group
  • All Age Autism Partnership Board
  • Area SEND Leadership Board
  • Autism Engagement
  • Carers Council Partnership meeting
  • Children and Young People Health Network
  • Children with Disabilities (CWD) task and finish group
  • Communication Technology Aids (CTA) advisory meeting
  • Eastern Region Parent Carer Forum (ERPCF) meeting
  • EHC Needs Assessment and Plan – development of survey for children and young people
  • Family Voice Conference
  • Integrated Residential Short Breaks Project
  • Local Offer revision – Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) section
  • Local Offer revision – SEND section
  • Local Offer User Forum
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) Improvement Plan meeting
  • Norfolk Area SEND Multi-Agency (NASMA) steering group
  • Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC)
  • Norfolk SEND Partnership
  • North Norfolk Community Engagement Panel
  • Palliative Care Network
  • PCF for Children & Young People Paediatric Services (Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group)
  • Peer Network – High Needs Funding
  • Personalised Travel Scheme
  • SEN Support Guidance Document review
  • SEN Travel, Personalised Transport Payments (PTP) working group
  • SEND eLearning Course Development meeting
  • SEND eNewsletter planning meeting
  • SEND Health Clinical Network
  • SEND Post-16 Learning Group
  • South Norfolk Stakeholder Engagement Panel
  • Transforming Care Programme Steering Group
  • Virtual School SEND Reference Group
  • Voluntary Sector Forum (Children, Young People and Families) county meeting
  • West Norfolk Community Engagement Forum
  • Wheelchair Personal Health Budget steering group
  • Wheelchair User Group