Minutes of Steering Group Meeting Held 11th December 2020   Apologies:     Julie Guymer, Sophie Sidonio, Kirstie Evered Attended:       Gay Giffen, Ruth Burrows, Marianna Zatkova, Annie Carpenter, Jane Eades   Apologies & Welcome The group welcomed Nakita Singh, Banes Children’s Commissioner for Transitions to the meeting. Transition Review – Nakita Singh Please see below for details and links. IMPORTANT Transition Survey Help improve services – tell us what you think Transition services As many of you know, ’Transition’ in this context, is when a young person turns 18 years old, and the services accessed change from children’s services to adult’s services. If a young person had aRead More →

from Nakita Singh re: Transition Review Help improve services – tell us what you think Transition services As many of you know, ’Transition’ in this context, is when a young person turns 18 years old, and the services accessed change from children’s services to adult’s services. If a young person had a children’s services Social Worker, or received support from another professional such as Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), they will instead receive support from adult services when they reach 18. Your views and experiences are important in helping the Local Authority to improve the transitions process for young people. It would beRead More →

This year has been incredibly hard for parent carers. We want to remind you that we are still here, and ready to listen, below is a reminder of what we do; We are a group of parent carers of children and young people with a range of disabilities in BANES.  We meet regularly with the aim of improving services and support for parent carers, their children and young people by raising awareness of unmet needs and by being a collective voice. We do this by working in partnership with policymakers and practitioners in the local authority, sharing experiences, knowledge and skills to ensure that allRead More →