NEWS UPDATE 24.02.2020
The Local Area have set up a website with all the relevant information and reports for the revisit which you can visit at https://sites.google.com/sutton.gov.uk/local-area-re-visit/local-area-revisit
OFSTED CQC have announced that they will be revisiting Sutton for 3 days, from Monday 2nd March to Wednesday 4th March, to evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the serious weaknesses identified during the Local Area Inspection. There will be an open meeting for Sutton parents and carers at the Salvation Army, 45 Benhill Avenue, Sutton SM1 4DD on Monday 2nd March; the seesion will run from 12 until 1.15
The letter for parent/carers explaining the visit can be downloaded here and we will update this page with the times as soon as the Local Authority share the schedule with us which we expect to be on Friday
Monday 24th February - this is the link to the survey
Who are the Steering Group?
We are all parent/carers of children and young people with disabilities. We are passionate about, and committed to, improving services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Sutton.
We are run by parents of disabled children for parents of disabled children who live in the London Borough of Sutton. If that describes you, then you don’t have to join, you already belong.
Why a “Forum”?
The dictionary definition of the word “Forum” is “an open meeting place for discussion and the exchange of ideas”. The Sutton Parent Carer Forum is specifically for parents and carers with a disabled child or young person who live in the London Borough of Sutton; if that describes you, then you don't have to join as you already belong. The Sutton Parent Carer Forum was set up nearly 20 years ago and has been supporting, and providing, a recognised and valued voice for families ever since.
What are our aims?
The aim and role of the Forum is to influence services for families through parent and carer participation. We work across all areas of SEND to ensure that the thoughts and concerns of Sutton parents and carers are represented at every level of the Local Areas decision making.
How do we do it?
We do this by arranging events, focus groups and surgeries as well as by conducting surveys and meeting with parents and carers on individual issues. We feedback our findings and recomendations via local council and health sector decision making Boards. We meet with senior council and health sector managers, who value and need our input. They recognise that the feedback we provide helps services across education, social care and health respond in a meaningful way to the needs of families.
How can you help?
As much or as little as you want!
Most of all, we’d love your views, opinions and feedback, both good and bad, of your experiences of bringing up children and young people with SEND in the Sutton. This will help us to improve services for all our families and ensure that they are at the heart of the Council's planning and provision moving forwards.