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SENDIAP Parent Carer Spring Focus Group Sessions

We are inviting parent carers of children and young people with SEND to join our online focus groups.

Published 7 March 2024
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These online sessions will provide an opportunity to explore and discuss in more detail the emerging priorities within the SEND Inclusion and Alternative Provision Strategy (SENDIAP) for Wiltshire, as a result of engagement opportunities that have taken place so far.

The sessions are focused on the topics or themes that have come from parent carers. There will be key representatives from services and providers to listen and respond to your views and suggestions during each of the sessions.

The focus group sessions are all online, with some sessions held during the day and some at the end of the day.  All sessions will also have a representative from Wiltshire Parent Carer Council team to support the process.

If you would prefer to share your views in your own time, visit our YouTube playlist that contains all the information and links you will need. The online surveys will remain active until Friday 31 May 2024: YouTube: Wiltshire Council - SENDIAP Strategy (opens new window).

Online focus group dates and topics
Date and timeFocus group theme
Monday 18 March 10am to 11.30amGetting the right support for CYP at right time, early identification/intervention, better inclusive practice in mainstream, better choice of provision including alternative provision.
Monday 15 April 10am to 11.30amThe quality of planning that reflects the views of parents and CYP and their current needs, is outcome led and has timely reviews.
Monday 15 April 4pm to 5.30pmPreparation for adulthood, timely transitions, planning for greater independence and skills, having a greater range of opportunities in life.
Monday 22 April 10am to 11.30amBetter communication and quality of information for families and CYP, better choice re provision and services.
Monday 22 April 4pm to 5.30pm Support and advice to parent/carers and their families, advocacy.
Tuesday 30 April 10am to 11.30am The skills, knowledge and understanding of practitioners and officers in the system including training, collaborative practice across services, joint assessments, sharing of practice.
Tuesday 30 April 4pm to 5.30pmThe voice of the child and their family, children being at the centre of planning, views and aspirations listened to, heard and acted up, parents as true partners.

You are invited to join as many sessions that are of interest. To request a place at one or more of these sessions, please visit:

WPCC online booking form: SEND, Inclusion and Alternative Provision Strategy Focus Group Sessions (SurveyMonkey) (opens new window)

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