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Summer Holiday Dates for your diary

Please find below all the online events and chats we are holding during August.

If you want to share ideas, talk to other SEND Parents/carers or just see a different face then please get in touch and we will email you the link to join in. You are welcome to join in on any one, or all of them if you prefer, just simply email the coordinator responsible for that date and they will send you the zoom login details.

All our events listed below are free to FVS members unless otherwise stated. Plus our membership is free to join. Use this link to become part of our voice become a member | family-voice-surrey

**Please note that we plan to add more events

in the coming weeks so keep checking back for updates**


4th August (Wednesday 11.00am) 'General coffee and chat'

Join Shannon our Elmbridge Coordinator coffee and a chat at 11am.

Email for the log in details

6th August (Friday 10.00am - 11.00am) 'Q&A with Rachael Wardell – Director of Children’s Services' on FaceBook Live (

This is a great opportunity to hear from Rachael Wardell – Director of Childrens Services who is looking forward to answering all your Parent Carer questions.

She is more than happy to take questions live on the day via the comments, but if you are unable attend on the day then please send your burning questions to beforehand so she can ask them for you.

This Q&A session will be recorded and uploaded to our website so that you are able to view it at another time.

Please join Benedicte (CEO of FVS) and Rachael for this session if you can.

Email your questions to

10th August (Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm) 'Monthly PDA Group – with Laura Kerbey- PAST'

Monthly meeting for parent carers of children and YP who have PDA or demand avoidance traits, with or without a diagnosis.

Come and join us for a chat with Laura Kerbey founder of KITE and PAST and provider of EOTAS and she also runs parenting courses and webinars.

Laura is amazingly understanding and experienced in her work with children, young people and parents. She specialises in PDA, autism and other Neurodivergent profiles – it will be great to hear from her and to share ideas.

Email for the zoom login details

11th August (Wednesday 10.00am) 'Talk by Louise Cheetham of Network Interventions and the Bridge Flexi School'

We would like to invite you to a conversation with Lou Cheetham the co-founder of the Bridge Flexi School and Founder of Network Interventions. She was a part of the team who developed and rolled out the country’s first intensive behaviourial early intervention programme. Louise has continually taken part in clinical research, leading and piloting her own research in recent years. Louise is an expert in her field of the Autism Spectrum and conditions, brain injury and specific learning difficulties. It will be chance for her to talk about her work, but also for you to bring your questions on anything that you might be struggling with at the moment.

Email for more information and the zoom login details

18th August (Wednesday 10.00am) 'General coffee and chat'

Join Shannon our Elmbridge Coordinator coffee and a chat at 11am.

Email for the log in details

20th August (Friday 11.00am) 'New school placement chat'

Is your child starting a new school or setting in September? Are you excited? Do you have any concerns?

Borough Coordinators Sara and Emily will be having an informal chat about new starts, how we and our young people are feeling and the impacts of change. They would love you to join them and share your thoughts.

Please email Emily at for more details and the zoom login

24th August (Tuesday 10.00am) 'Talk on restrictive food intake'

This is a group for those who’s children suffer with Restrictive food intake for whatever reason, AFRID, ASD, Allergies, poor swallow etc.

Please email for more details and the zoom login

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