Sally Allen is our newest Trustee who gave an engaging presentation on the day and used her experiences to encourage grass roots planning, and blue sky thinking, working in a socially enterprising way. View Sally's presentation summary here. Liz Mills had a ten-minute window to deliver a succinct piece on behalf of Surrey County Council, giving us some insight into SEND in Surrey, the work going on in the various teams and the future ahead. View a summary of Liz’s talk here.
In September 2019, we at Family Voice Surrey received a huge number of calls, emails and messages through our coordinators and at school gates etc regarding concerns about SEND Transport. While this time of year often sees a rise in such concerns, this year seemed rather exceptional. In response to this, we launched a short survey to try and understand what the issues were. Soon after, Surrey County Council launched a much broader consultation into all home to school travel (
What a year it has been for us at FVS - we are so proud of how we have grown and what we have managed to achieve in the last 12 months.
We look forward to continuing this growth with an aim to reach more of the families that we represent in 2020. Check our newsletters & 'like' our facebook page to hear about events and ways in which we can all make a difference for the SEND community in Surrey... Read the full newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/familyvoicesurrey.org/fvs-w
We invited Chloe Hayward from The Prince's Trust to be a guest speaker at our AGM & Annual Event on 25th November 2019. As predicted she was a lovely engaging speaker who was able to share with us the programmes The Prince's Trust run to support young people including those with SEND. They have an incredible range of opportunities, check out their website, or get in touch with Chloe and her team for further information. Chloe Hayward T: 07758366494 www.princes-trust.org.uk/he