Becky Jones

Launching a NEW family support service – we’re looking for parents and carers to get involved

This is an opportunity to have hands-on involvement in shaping the service you and your family need.   You may remember us mentioning new funding which we’ve received to help design and develop a new service for families whose children and young people are on the neurodevelopmental pathway. This is in response to the feedback …

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ESPCF meeting with head of children’s services at East Sussex – April 2022

Here’s ESPCF chair Holly’s round up of her most recent meeting with Alison Jeffery, Director of Children’s Services at East Sussex. These termly meetings are an opportunity for ESPCF to raise issues which parent carers are sharing with us.   Last time Alison and I met we didn’t get time to talk about the social care …

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Job opportunity: help design a new family support service in East Sussex

Can you help design a new family support service in East Sussex and strengthen the voice of parent carers and SEND* families in the process? (*SEND is Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) East Sussex Parent Carer Forum (ESPCF) is seeking an Engagement Worker to play a key role in helping design and develop a new …

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ESPCF’s meeting with Alison Jeffery, Director of Children’s Services at East Sussex County Council

Thank you to everyone who got in touch to talk to us about the most pressing issues you wanted us to raise with Alison Jeffery at our meeting on 19th January 2022. Whilst we didn’t have time to cover everything in detail in this meeting, all your comments are still hugely valuable in steering all …

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Home to school transport – position statement

East Sussex Parent Carer Forum has published a position statement which demonstrates the priorities we have raised with East Sussex County Council when discussing retendering of some home to school transport contracts during 2021 for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The statement also outlines transport issues outside the retender process …

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ESPCF statement

We are so sorry to have to tell you that Jo Nye, our brilliant vice chair, has made the decision to step down from her position at the forum. Jo has been the heart of ESPCF since it began and has worked, and continues to work, tirelessly for SEND families across East Sussex. A comment …

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Open letter to the SEND community from children and families minister Vicky Ford

The children and families minister Vicky Ford MP has written an open letter to the SEND community in which she outlines some of the latest information and guidance relating to the current national lockdown. Download letter from Minister Ford to SEND sector 14 Jan 2021 (PDF) Key headlines include: The legal duty on schools and …

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Exercising outside during lockdown – letter for SEND families

Together with our parent carer forum neighbours, and local charities Amaze and Reaching Families, we have created a letter for parent carers and their child or young person with special educational needs or disabilities to use when exercising outside during this latest lockdown (January 2021): Download letter re exercising Jan 2021 (PDF) The purpose of …

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