Mental Health Awareness Week 15th – 21st May 2023

Anxiety is something we can all experience from time-to time. There are lots of reasons why we get this feeling. It can be connected to a job, school, a relationship, social situations, how we feel about ourselves, or a change in our life. If we don’t know how to cope [...]

Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI)

On Monday 20 February, Ofsted notified Rachael Wardell, Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning at Surrey County Council, of the start of a multi-agency Joint Targeted Area Inspection into Surrey’s Early Help arrangements. The Early Help JTAI as it is known, is a multi-agency, multi-inspectorate inspection which entails [...]

Your voice matters!

With our Winter Survey now closed and the data being analysed it’s time to build our Spring Survey. These surveys really do have an impact and your input is vital at every stage. Our Autumn Survey influenced transport policy improvements, including the move for parents to be reimbursed for all [...]

Butterflies of Hope Project

A Catalyst for hope Local Surrey mental health and wellbeing charity, Catalyst have teamed up with Surrey County Council to help spread hope and awareness across the county. Hope can mean something different for everyone, whether it be going for walks, shopping trips, or crocheting - these are all activities [...]

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

What are developmental disabilities? Developmental disabilities refer to a group of conditions. These are due to an impairment in one of four areas: physical, learning, language or behaviour. These conditions begin during a child’s developmental period, and typically before a person is 22 years old. They usually last throughout a [...]

Employment Works for Autism

It has been identified during the Surrey Autism Consultation that some autistic people struggled to find appropriate help to find work, particularly for those people not eligible for support from adult social care. Thanks to funding from the All-Age Autism Strategy 25 autistic or neurodiverse people across Surrey will be [...]

Home to School Transport: Update Following Survey

We are pleased to be able to share with you the outcome of our survey on Home to School Transport which we ran in October and November 2022. We want to thank all of our members who took the time to fill in the survey and to share their experiences. [...]

Children’s Services Guide

Surrey’s Local Offer team, Family Voice Surrey and Surrey County Council have collaborated on a visual guide to Children’s Services in Surrey. This document has been created to raise awareness and understanding of what support is available from Children’s Services, in a quick and easy to understand way. ‘At Family [...]


You may be aware that we ran a survey in October and November this year on home to school transport. This was in light of the extreme challenges that many families were encountering with the home to school transport service. We are very pleased to announce that the outcome of [...]

Surrey Inclusion and Additional Needs Partnership Cooproduction

The Surrey Inclusion and Additional Needs Partnership is seeking to raise the level and quality of co-production taking place through the creation of a charter that defines what co-production means and how we will co-produce. They want to know: • What does co-production mean to you? • How do you [...]

2021-22 Satisfaction Survey

In 2021 we ran a satisfaction survey to find out what our members and partners thought about what we were doing. We want to thank all those of you who took the time to complete the survey. We have taken a lot of that feedback on board and will be [...]