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Parent Carer Forum Jersey calls for parents to share their experience of the Record of Need process

09 April 2024

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Parents are invited to share their experience of the Record of Need (RoN) process to help make improvements, particularly the points of parental involvement.  This will be by attending a parent workshop on Monday 29 April 7-9pm at Pip’s Place.

Parent Carer Forum Jersey calls for parents voices to be heard in Education Inclusion Review

10 June 2021

In light of the Government’s announcement that the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) are conducting an independent evaluation of inclusion in education and early years in the island over the coming weeks, the Parent Carer Forum is urging parents and carers to complete the Government survey to share their views on a number of key issues affecting the inclusion of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in education.

Parent Case Study: Transition to Adulthood - what does the future hold?

12 May 2021

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and for parents of children with special needs, navigating the system to ensure you are doing the right thing for their future can be mentally draining and stressful for both the parent and the child.  One area where this holds particularly true is the transition to adulthood.  How do you prepare them?  Will they ever be ready?  How can you best support them? It isn’t even clear when they become an adult according to our system.  Is it 16, 18, 21, 25?  This parent story highlights some of the issues they are encountering as their child makes the transition.

Parent Case Study: Education and the deaf child

7 May 2021

The theme of this year’s Deaf Awareness Week is  ‘Coming Through it Together,’ which is explored in this personal story by a parent from their deaf child’s experience through education.  The aim of this week is to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people who are deaf or hard of hearing.  If you have similar experiences we would love to hear from you.

Parent Case Study: Autistic Spectrum Condition – When it all gets too much

1 April 2021

Sensory Overload

As we lead up to Friday, the Forum will be raising awareness. We will be looking at 3 different families, how they are affected and their daily struggles. Each parent’s case study will focus on one of our priority areas. Our case studies aim to help other parents feel that they are not alone and that problems can be halved if shared.

Our second case study focuses on Mental Health and tells the story of an autistic child’s journey from their parent’s viewpoint.

“The shoes are close to falling apart but they are comfy; the world sees a scruffy teenager but we know the reality”

Parent Case Study: An Education in ASC

30 March 2021

Boy and Teacher

As we lead up to World Autism Awareness Day, the Forum will be raising awareness through 3 family case studies. How they are affected and their daily struggles. Each parent’s case study will focus on one of our priority areas. Our case studies aim to help other parents feel that they are not alone and that problems can be halved if shared.

Our first case study focuses on Education and tells the story of a child’s  journey through school having received a diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Condition (or Asperger’s Syndrome), from his mother’s viewpoint.

“The funny thing about having a child with a hidden disability is that it can be a blessing and a curse, depending on the situation”.

As Children’s Mental Health Week gets underway Parent Carer Forum Jersey announces new Chair and 2021 priorities

01 February 2021

 Jonathan Langan

Jonathan Langan has been appointed as the new Chair of Parent Carer Forum Jersey to help drive forward the Forum’s priorities for the coming year.

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Fri April 19th

This is a great opportunity to chat to the many support services and charities, all under one roof.

What a way to celebrate moving towards a more inclusive education system!

Professionals will also be hosting a variety of free Masterclasses throughout the day - to see what's on offer head to Eventbrite

bit.ly/4aXAwezWe're inviting all parents, education practitioners and anyone who works with children and young people to embrace this unique opportunity to come and talk to various childcare, education and diversity professionals, organisations, and charities.

You can ask all the questions you may have to help you support children and young people in their education and learning.

Joining us from 9am to 6pm are:

ArtHouse Jersey
Autism Jersey
Alliance Francaise de Jersey
Best Start Partnership
Beresford Street Kitchen
Brighter Futures Jersey
CAMHS
CEYS
Children's Commissioner Jersey
Centrepoint
Children and Families Hub
Disability Strategy Board/Disability Inclusion Team
EYECAN
Jersey Children's Social Care Service
Fostering And Adoption Jersey
Happy Heroes - Children with additional needs Charity
Highlands College
Jersey Association of Child Carers
Jersey Association of Home Educators
Jersey Child Care Trust
Jersey Employment Trust
Jersey Library
Jersey Music Service
Jersey Youth Service
HCS AHP
Liberate Jersey
Multilingual Advisory Service
Mind Jersey
NSPCC Jersey
Polska Skola na Jersey (Polish School Jersey)
CYPES Education Inclusion Service
Skills Jersey
and representatives from the Parent Carer Forum Jersey

Please email education4everyone@gov.je if you have any queries.
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This is a great opportunity to chat to the many support services and charities, all under one roof.

What a way to celebrate moving towards a more inclusive education system!

Professionals will also be hosting a variety of free Masterclasses throughout the day - to see whats on offer head to Eventbrite 

https://bit.ly/4aXAwez

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Brilliant idea x

Wed April 10th

Enable Jersey's next Voice meeting is on 16th April.

The New Healthcare Facilities Programme will be providing a briefing on the early designs of the new Acute Hospital which is set to be at Overdale.Enable Jersey's next Voice meeting is on 16th April, where The New Healthcare Facilities Programme will be providing a briefing on the early designs of the new Acute Hospital which is set to be at Overdale.

The team is keen to engage with members of our group on the early concept design of the hospital and to gain any feedback at this stage.

If you would like to come along please email Suzanne@enablejersey.org
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Enable Jerseys next Voice meeting is on 16th April. 

The New Healthcare Facilities Programme will be providing a briefing on the early designs of the new Acute Hospital which is set to be at Overdale.

Sat April 6th

This sounds like a great course!

The Recovery College say: "This is suitable for adults with learning disabilities. Students are welcome to come with a friend, carer, or family member".

Developed with the support of Jersey Mencap
#managingstressDo you work with adults with learning disabilities? Or know a friend or family member with additional needs? Our next FREE community course on stress may be helpful.

Understanding and Managing Stress (Accessible)
Tuesdays, 23rd and 30th April (two weeks), 2-4pm
Jersey Library, Workspace

This course covers the main reasons why we feel stressed. It looks at the effects on our body and mind. The course also covers ways to manage the stress response.

This is suitable for adults with learning disabilities. Students are welcome to come with a friend, carer, or family member. (Please both register so we can manage numbers.)

Developed with the support of Jersey Mencap. Jersey Mencap

Enrol at www.recovery.je/courses - or give us a call!
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This sounds like a great course!

The Recovery College say: This is suitable for adults with learning disabilities. Students are welcome to come with a friend, carer, or family  member.

Developed with the support of Jersey Mencap 
#managingstress

Fri March 29th

Did you know that we have a Facebook group just for parents and carers?

A place to share concerns or get involved to help improve services as we partner with Government.

Join us:
www.facebook.com/groups/299943612492170/

#ParentVoice #disability #Send
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Did you know that we have a Facebook group just for parents and carers?

A place to share concerns or get involved to help improve services as we partner with Government.

Join us:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/299943612492170/

#ParentVoice #Disability #Send

Wed March 27th

Record of Need (RoN) Parent Workshop

Recognising the RoN process needs improving, The Education Department hopes that the workshop can clarify whether the process experienced by those attending matches that of the Department.

It aims to identify gaps, opportunities for better communication and an improved parental experience/follow up.

There will be a presentation 'Walk through’ of the current RoN process from Exceptional Action to Annual Review.

In small groups, using your experience of the RoN process, we will then explore questions like: do you understand the terminology used; what you would like to see change/improve?

This is an opportunity to share your experience of the RoN process to help improve the support children and young people receive and in doing so, enabling the Department to fulfill its hope to become more transparent.

Reserve a place via Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk/.../record-of-need-ron...

#ParentVoice #ParentWorkshop #InclusionMatters #Send
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Record of Need (RoN) Parent Workshop

Recognising the RoN process needs improving, The Education Department hopes that the workshop can clarify whether the process experienced by those attending matches that of the Department.

It aims to identify gaps, opportunities for better communication and an improved parental experience/follow up.

There will be a presentation Walk through’ of the current RoN process from Exceptional Action to Annual Review.

In small groups, using your experience of the RoN process, we will then explore questions like: do you understand the terminology used; what you would like to see change/improve?

This is an opportunity to share your experience of the RoN process to help improve the support children and young people receive and in doing so, enabling the Department to fulfill its hope to become more transparent.

Reserve a place via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/.../record-of-need-ron... 

#ParentVoice #ParentWorkshop #InclusionMatters #Send

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Brilliant idea!

Lucy Hunt

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