SaLT survey results out now

Earlier this year, we asked you for your views on and experiences of Surrey’s Speech & Language Therapy service to feed back into the service change planning being undertaken by the local authority with our involvement. Broadly, a third of parents are really happy with the service (eg: early years support). The two thirds who are less happy have experienced delays in assessments or intervention, a lack of communication and/or a lack of individualised approach.EndFragment We identified your top three issues and have asked the local authority and health to consider the following actions: 1. Communication Families have no clear idea whether therapy is being delivered, by whom, how much, how pro

Funding win for 2017 Schools Project

We’re delighted to have received funding from Raven Housing Trust’s Brighter Community Fund to work with families, Children’s Centres and schools in the east Surrey area to develop information packs for SEND families whose children are either starting school or transitioning from one educational setting to another. The idea for this project has come from the number of families who tell us how difficult it can be to get the information they need at key points such as after their child gets a diagnosis or on starting school. We are now looking for a Schools Outreach Project Worker to run this project. Click here for the role description. To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your r

Trustees needed for new Family Voice board

Family Voice Surrey is looking for trustees with strategic vision and a passion for children and young people to form our first board as we move to becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. As a trustee joining FVS at this exciting time you will help lead our development and make a difference to families across Surrey by: actively contributing to the Board, giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, acting as an ambassador for the organisation ensuring FVS complies with its governing documents and other legislation ensuring the financial stability of the organisation attending board meetings (six a year including the AGM), away days and planning days taking an active part of

Ofsted/CQC report published

Between 17 and 21 October 2016 Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) jointly inspected the effectiveness of the Surrey local area in implementing the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) reforms of the Children and Families Act 2014. The inspection report has just been published. Family Voice Surrey fully agrees with the overall findings of the inspection which align with the evidence that we and associate organisations gave to the inspectors. The main aim of the reforms is to place the children and young people with SEND and their families at the heart of decision making and service development and delivery; while there have been significant positive changes in local are

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