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 Board 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. During the pandemic, we have had more frequent meetings with several different teams, which have enabled us to inform services about the experiences of families with children and young people with SEND at a time when professionals had fewer opportunities to engage with families themselves.

Family Voice ambassadors have been unable to attend face-to-face meetings until very recently but have offered a range of online Let’s talk… sessions at which professionals and parent carers could discuss key issues. Informal online coffee mornings and afternoon teas have also given parent carers the chance to meet and share ideas in a relaxed setting.

2021 – 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. At the moment, all meetings with the local authority, health and voluntary services are online.

  • Adult social services – Employment Services
  • Adult Services – Housing and accommodation webinars
  • Carers Council Partnership meeting
  • Carers Voice locality meetings
  • Child nursing programme
  • Children and Young Persons Mental Health Parent Carer Forum
  • Children and Young Persons Mental Health Stakeholder Group
  • Children’s and Young Persons Strategic Alliance Partnership
  • Children’s Health and Integrated Commission Group
  • Communication Technology Aids (CTA) advisory meeting
  • COVID -19 Comms meeting with parent carer groups
  • District Early Childhood Advisory Networks (DECANS)
  • Direct Payments Support Service (DPSS) advisory group
  • Early Childhood Advisory Board (Norfolk)
  • Early Language Forum
  • Early years Survey review
  • Eastern Peer Network SEND forums
  • Eastern Region Parent Carer Forum (ERPCF) meeting
  • EHCP Quality Audit Framework meetings
  • Families…We’ve Got this meetings
  • Family Voice Norfolk Liaison Meeting
  • Integrated Care Systems – Adult Services
  • Learning disabilities health checks
  • Learning disabilities partnership board
  • Local Offer revision – Speech Language and Communication web pages
  • Local Offer revision – Health section
  • Local Offer User Forum
  • Making it Happen Strategy Oversight Group
  • Meeting with the Director of Children’s Services
  • Mental Health Support Teams in Schools Steering Group
  • National Network of Parent Carer Forum Webinars
  • NCC Scrutiny committee
  • Neuro Developmental Delay (NDD) Stakeholder Group
  • New schools project
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Children’s Board
  • Norfolk Autism Partnership Board (NAPB)
  • NAPB -Autism Engagement working group
  • NAPB -Autism Diagnosis working Group
  • NAPB – Autism Workforce Development group
  • Norfolk Area SEND Multi-Agency (NASMA) steering group
  • Norfolk Area SEND Strategy
  • Norfolk County Council- Carers Voice Carers Co-production meeting
  • Norfolk children and young people strategic alliance board
  • Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC)
  • Norfolk SEND Partnership
  • Norfolk Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) stakeholder group
  • Norman Lamb Coalition for Young People
  • Ofsted planning
  • Palliative care network
  • Parent Carer Multi Agency Steering Group
  • Partnership Recovery Meetings (COVID -19)
  • Patient Inclusion/ experience Steering Group – Norfolk Community Healthcare trust
  • Preparing for Adult Life (PfAL) interviews
  • Provision Expected at SEN Support (PEaSS)
  • RUSH Self Harm Pathway
  • SEN Information Report Audit
  • SEND Communications Group
  • SEND Family Roadshows and planning meetings
  • SEND Glossary – Terms and words
  • SEND Health Clinical Network
  • SEND Post-16 Learning Group
  • Short Breaks review meeting
  • Speech and Language Therapy Project Board
  • Transition Working Group (Schools)
  • Virtual school SEND advisory group
  • Voluntary sector forum (children, young people and families) county meeting
  • Written Statement of Action – Adult Services Catch up meetings
  • Written Statement of Action Board Meetings
  • Written Statement of Action Sub Committee – Comms and Co-producton
  • Written Statement of Action Coproduction Stakeholder Group and focus groups
  • Written Statement of Action Sub Committee – EHCP’s
  • Written Statement of Action Sub Committee – 18-25 years Transition services
  • Written Statement of Action – Preparing for Adult Life
  • Written Statement of Action – SEND Post 16 Booklets
  • Young Carers Multi Agency Steering Group