Dear Parent or Carer,
Norfolk Parent Partnership Review - Parents and Carers Consultation
We are inviting you to take part in the review of Norfolk Parent Partnership.
Each Local Authority has to have a Parent Partnership Service (PPS). PPS are designed to ensure that parents and carers of children with special educational needs (SEN) have access to impartial information, advice and guidance on matters to do with their child's education.
Guidance says that Parent Partnership Services should be impartial, neutral and in the best interests of the child and the family whether they are run by the Local Authority, or provided wholly or partly by another oganisation.
Since Norfolk Parent Partnership began it has been managed at arms length by Norfolk County Council and by the Parent Partnership Management Group with representatives including the Voluntary and Community Sector, Children's Services and Health.
The service includes a website, telephone helpline, leaflets, a termly newsletter and Independent Parental Supporters - volunteers who support individual families. To find out more about Norfolk Parent Partnership call 01603 704070 or look at this website.
New national guidance on Parent Partnerships has offered the opportunity to review Norfolk Parent Partnership. The review will provide information that will help to look in a fresh way at the services that are provided to see if there are any improvements that need to be made. The review will be carried out by an independent consultant.
As part of the review we would like to hear from parents and carers; both those who have used the service and may still be using it; and those who have not used it.
The following questions are designed to find out your views on Norfolk Parent Partnershp. Please complete the form below and press submit. Your reply will be very helpful and will be confidential. Your contact details will be separated from your views.
If you have any queries about the questionnaire please contact the independent consultant by email: email@example.com, or by telephone or text 07795 662905.
Thank you very much. The results of the full service review will be available from July 2008 on the Parent Partnership Website.