In November 2018, Family Voice Norfolk met with representatives of SENsational Families, ASD Helping Hands, Norfolk SEN Network and Norfolk SEND Partnership to share how we all work and how we can best work together. Mrunal Sisodia from the National Network of Parent Carer Forums facilitated the meeting.
There are over 15,000 children with SEN in Norfolk. Between the five groups, we estimate that we have active contact with approximately half of these children.
In discussion, it quickly became very evident that each organisation is hearing about similar issues affecting parents and their children and young people. The issues currently causing the most stress for families are:
- Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
- Autism diagnosis
Representatives of these groups are keen to meet the Local Authority and Health services to discuss the contents of this report. Please click here to read our report.