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FVS AGM Postponed to Thursday 8th February

Dear FVS Member, Hopefully by now you will have seen the update we shared on 25th January advising that we have postponed the planned AGM. We are proposing to hold the AGM on Thursday 8th February at 7.30pm. Like before this will be held via Zoom and streamed on Facebook [...]

Neurodevelopmental referrals update  

*** JOIN US ONLINE ***  Neurodevelopmental referrals update   Thursday 8th February 12.15-13.45 Led by Kerry Clarke, CYP Head of Emotional Mental Health & Wellbeing Commissioning, NHS Surrey Heartlands and members of the Mindworks Surrey Team. As many of you are aware, there is currently a pause of ND referrals via schools, [...]

FVS AGM NEW DATE – Family Voice Surrey 2023 AGM (Thursday 8th February)

Thursday 8th February 2024 at 7.30pm To be held virtually via Zoom and streamed on Facebook Live (This was postponed from Thursday 25th January use this link for further details) Attendance To register your attendance and/or ask a question in advance, please complete the following registration form. It takes just [...]

Surrey Local Area SEND Partnership Improvement Plan, January 2024

Surrey Local Area SEND Partnership Improvement Plan, January 2024 We are pleased to share the Surrey Local Area SEND Partnership Improvement Plan which has been produced in response to the Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, which the Surrey Additional Needs and Disabilities (AND) Partnership have worked together to [...]

Home to School Transport Survey Findings, Action card and LA response

In October 2023 Family Voice Surrey repeated a quantitative data survey on Home to School Transport to compare parent carers experiences with last year. We received 289 responses. We presented the findings of this survey along with our eight recommendations to the Select Committee in December 2023 and were delighted [...]

*** MINDWORKS/ND REFERRALS UPDATE*** 

*** MINDWORKS/ND REFERRALS UPDATE***  As you may be aware, new referrals from schools using the Assessment of Need (AoN) form for Neurodiversity (ND) assessment into the Spoke team have currently been paused.   This is to allow Mindworks to develop a new ND Pathway and to process the backlog of existing [...]

Surrey Local Area SEND Inspection Report Publication

  Family Voice Surrey acknowledges the outcomes of the Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) Local Area SEND Inspection Report of Surrey Local Area Partnership which has been published today on the Ofsted website.   Inspection Outcome The local area partnership’s arrangements lead to inconsistent experiences and outcomes for children and young people [...]

Update on Family Voice Surrey AGM 2023

Family Voice Surrey Annual Event We are really looking forward to meeting as many of you who can make it to our 'Empowering Parent Carers' Annual Event on Friday 24th November at Leatherhead Leisure Centre. It’s going to be an action-packed day where lots of hot topics will be discussed. [...]

Open letter from Liz Mills – Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) – Additional Needs and Disabilities Strategy

Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP) - Additional Needs and Disabilities Strategy Following my previous update in September 2023 - Open letter from Liz Mills: Additional Needs and Disabilities (AND) Strategy update- September 2023 | Surrey Local Offer - and in line with my commitment to provide regular updates, I [...]

Time for our Family Voice Autumn Surrey Survey on Home to School Transport!

Time for our Family Voice Autumn Survey on Home to School Transport! Last year all of our Home to School Transport Survey recommendations were endorsed by the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture Select Committee. The committee enthusiastically welcomed our report and one of their recommendations was that this survey [...]