Registration for parents and carers will open in January 2024.
Expression of interest applications are now open for professionals to attend the annual
Family Voice Norfolk Conference on
Saturday 23rd March 2024
John Innes Centre, Norwich, NR4 7UH.
The free Family Voice Norfolk annual conference is an event for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). It brings together Norfolk’s education, social service and health providers, along with voluntary organisations, all under one roof. Our parents and carers will be seeking specialised information, guidance and advice from professionals to help their children and young people realise their full potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.
If you are new to the event, please do take a look at the 2023 programme to get an idea of how the day is structured and organised:
The venue offers ample free parking and we will also be providing complimentary drinks, breakfast pastries and a buffet lunch to everyone attending.
Applications are now open for professionals who work with children, young people and families to apply for a stand and/or to participate in the Speed Dating event and/or to host a workshop – scroll down for links to the forms.
The closing date for all applications is 30th November 2023.
Spaces are limited at the venue and successful applicants will be notified via email before the end of December 2023. If we are unable to offer you a place at the conference, this will also be confirmed to you via email by the end of the year.
Exhibitor Stand – expression of interest application (for professionals only)
Please click on the link below to register your expression of interest to host a complimentary stand. Please ensure that only one form per department or organisation is submitted and note that each stand can have a maximum of four people only in attendance:
Speed Dating – expression of interest application (for professionals only)
The popular ‘Speed Dating’ event in the conference auditorium is a unique opportunity for parent carers to have a private, 15 minute, one-to-one discussion with professionals. The appointments are pre-booked with members of the Family Voice Norfolk team at the dedicated Speed Dating desk, once the conference doors have opened. Please note the total time allocated to the Speed Dating is one hour (4 x 15 minute appointments).
You can apply as an individual or as part of a group from across different departments or organisations, but please ensure that only one form per individual or group wishing to take part is submitted with a maximum of three people per group. You do not need to be an exhibitor at the conference to participate in this event.
If you would like to offer your time and expertise at this particular event, please register your expression of interest by clicking on the link below:
Workshop presentations – expression of interest application (for professionals only)
We would like to offer a total of six, one-hour workshops across the day. The workshops usually take the form of a slide presentation, followed by a question and answer session enabling our parents and carers to receive more detailed and specific information in areas they are interested in.
For an idea of the workshops presented at this year’s conference (March 2023), please click on the following link and scroll down to ‘2023 Workshops’:
You are welcome to host the presentation with other colleagues or even collaborate with another organisation, but please ensure that only one form per individual or group wishing to take part is submitted, with a maximum of three people per group. You do not need to be an exhibitor at the conference to participate in this event.
If you would like to offer your time and expertise for this event, please register your expression of interest together with a brief outline of your proposed presentation by clicking on the link below:
For any additional enquiries please email: [email protected]