BPCV representatives have been on the interview panel for 2 posts where the roles relate to parent carer services.
BPCV Reps have also attended a meeting with senior representatives of the Department of Education and the Department of Health with Rosemary Collard. At that meeting we were able to feedback on how lockdown affected parent carers of school age children and young people, but also carers of adults with special needs. PCV representatives met with Rosemary prior to the meeting so that together with BANES we could send a joint message about reducing and regulating the volume of updates received from central government.
We emphasised the importance of school as respite for parent carers, as well as the uneven response of schools. We are sure we were not the only voice listened to, but it was notable that after that meeting it was publicised that respite services were told to continue as well as schools in lockdown 2.