(Parents in Partnership - BwD PIP) The Parent/Carer Forum for Blackburn with Darwen
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE RUNNING A COMBINATION OF IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL EVENTS, ACCORDING TO COVID 19 ADVICE
We are the parent carer forum within Blackburn with Darwen, for parents/carers of children/young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities from 0-25 years. We work in co-production with Children and Young Peoples' Services, Health, the Local Authority and voluntary groups to and represent parents in these meetings, to influence and shape services for parents, carers and children/young people in the borough.
The parent carer forum is the recognised body for feeding back the views of parents/carers in the borough.
We are members of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums, and are backed by the charity "Contact - for disabled families".
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Janet & Christina (co chairs), Isma, Denise, Joanne, Polly, Lesley (steering group) & Diana (volunteer)
- Contact Position
- Parent Carer Forum
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Where to go
- Postal Address
The Community Hub
35-37 Railway Road,
- BB1 1EZ
We are running "Drop In's" for parents/carers at our office at the Community Hub. Please contact us to arrange a convenient time, and come and have a brew and get some information on what's available for families in BwD.
We are also running a "Borrow a Book" system, 50p to borrow a book, you can bring it back and exchange it for free!
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Parents/Carers can become members of the forum at any time. You can complete our online form on our website bwdpip.org.uk. Alternatively you can e mail us at email@example.com and we can e mail you back a membership form, or we can send a form out in the post.
You need to be a parent or carer of a child/young person with any kind of special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Find us on Facebook, search for Blackburn with Darwen Parents in Partnership (page and group)
Join our members Whats App group.
Our website is www.bwdpip.org.uk
BwD PIP is run by volunteers, we are all parents/carers of children with additional needs ourselves, so we have personal experience. If you have time to spare you could also become a volunteer and possibly progress to be a member of the steering group! Every little helps - don't be shy come and give us a try!
We are running "Bring Your Own Brew" coffee mornings, PIP Drop In's, SEND FRiends coffee morning and Care Network Hub coffee mornings - see leaflets in Documents.
See also our helpful hints on using Zoom, and our YouTube channel for Polly's videos on how to get onto Zoom, as well as a video of our office and where it is!
- Other notes
We run regular events for parents and carers.
We also sit on strategic boards and are the parents voice in BwD.
Please see flyers below for more about BwD PIP, and our current events.
Hope to see you soon!
- Local Offer Age Bands
Parents & carers
- Needs Level
- SEN Provision Type