Local Area SEND Inspection update 21st September

We promised to keep you all up to date regarding the PCF inspection meeting this morning. Please find below todays update. FVS began with a 15 minute presentation and this was followed by questions directed to FVS by the Inspectors. The inspectors are happy for us to share the slides [...]

Surrey’s Local Area SEND Inspection Update

Surrey's Local Area SEND Inspection Update If you haven’t already done so, please complete the parent carer survey to help the inspectors understand more about the help and support that children and young people with SEND in Surrey receive. Inspection Survey link We have been receiving emails and comments on [...]

Family Voice Surrey Short Breaks Survey Results

Our FVS summer quarterly quantitative data survey was based on the Short Breaks Offer in Surrey. Our aim was to highlight the importance of the Short Breaks Play and Leisure Schemes for children and young people (CYP) and their families, and identify the challenges they have been facing since April [...]

Announcement on the Local Area SEND Inspection

This morning Ofsted and Care Quality Commission notified Surrey County Council of the start of Surrey's Local Area SEND Inspection. The inspection will look at education, health and care services for children with additional needs and disabilities (otherwise known as SEND) in Surrey, to assess their experiences and outcomes. You can find [...]

Update on Surrey County Council Local Area SEND Inspection

Please see below the communication from SCC on the Local Area SEND Inspection... Surrey County Council is expecting its Local Area SEND Inspection that will be carried out by OFSTED and CQC.    The inspection will take place over a three week period and during that time you will have the [...]

Home to School Transport update 25th Aug 2023

Home to School Transport update, 25/08/2023 FVS have been hearing from many families who still haven’t heard about their child or young person’s travel arrangements for the new academic year. Earlier this week we ran a poll on Facebook to gather more information. We met with the transport team yesterday [...]

FVS Summer Survey on Attendance, Alternative Provision and Education Other Than At School

At Family Voice we hear a great deal about barriers and challenges to school/college attendance faced by children/young people with additional needs. This survey is for any child young/person with any level of attendance issues, including those getting in but struggling with difficulties unseen/unacknowledged by their school/college. We need to [...]

The FVS response to an open letter to parent carers from Liz Mills, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, regarding Education Health and Care Needs Assessment delays.

Please find below the FVS response to an open letter to parent carers from Liz Mills, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, regarding Education Health and Care Needs Assessment delays. The Education, Health and Care Needs assessment (EHCNA) process from start to finish should take no more than 20 weeks, [...]

Appeer Summer Activities

We hope you are all well and have some well-deserved time off booked for the Summer. We would like to share with you the Summer Holidays Flyer for Appeer. A couple of highlights to note; Zoom Talk - they are offering parents and carers an expert talk all about the [...]

Dad Matters Project Dad Matters Surrey exists to support dads to have the best possible relationship with their families. Support is provided by the Dad Matters staff and lasts as long as needed to support dads through their current challenges. To access this support dads will have one of the [...]

Family Voice Summer Survey focusing on the Short Breaks Service

Our Family Voice Summer Survey focuses on the Short Breaks Service. This will quantify how critical Short Breaks are to children/young people and their families and shine a light on why it is essential to get the right services in place, in the right places, at the right times. It [...]