(Parents in Partnership - BwD PIP) The Parent/Carer Forum for Blackburn with Darwen
Parents in Partnership 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 and represent parents, feeding in their views in strategic meetings. Our aim is 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), Denise, Joanne, Polly, Lesley, Elaine (steering group) & Isma, Sarah, Diana (volu & Michaelnteers)
- Contact Position
- Parent Carer Forum (contact Christina co chair)
- 07923252483 07923252483
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Where to go
- Postal Address
The Community Hub
35-37 Railway Road,
BB1 1EZView BB1 1EZ on a map
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.
You can also borrow books from our library based at the office. We have a range of non fiction books to borrow, also you can take away a paperback novel for 20p, keep it or bring it back and swap it!
To borrow the non fiction books it costs £2 to join.
We also run Zoom Bring Your Own Brew meet ups, during the day and also in the evening.
See the most recent leaflets for dates/times and the link to join.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, liiving in BwD, or with a child/young person in education in BwD, or registered with a GP in BwD.
Find us on Facebook, search for Blackburn with Darwen Parents in Partnership or click on the link BwDPIP Facebook page
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 and Care Network Hub coffee mornings - see leaflets in Documents.
Also come and see what books we have in our library!
We aim to provide workshops/training for parents - feel free to contact us with suggestions.
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!
- Contact Name
- Contact Telephone
- Contact Email
YouTube AGM 2023 video
- Local Offer Age Bands
Parents & carers
- Needs Level
- SEN Provision Type
- Questions & Answers from SEND Friends Coffee Morning Education with Julie Jackson
- How to use Zoom!
- February 2021 Update
- Treasurers Report from Janet AGM December 2021
- Powerpoint from AGM December 2021, thank you Polly!
- What we have done and what we plan to do - AGM December 2021
- How Contact (for disabled families) can help
- New PIP Leaflet October 2022
- Feedback from our AGM December 2022
- PIP AGM Powerpoint
- What we have done in 2022
- Details of our library
- Booking Essential for our Co Production Workshop on Tuesday 25th April, see poster for details
- Disability Information Day February 2024 flyer
- Bring Your Own Brew flyer January - March 2024
- Volunteers Needed!
- Drop In's & Library 2024
- What have we done AGM 2023
- Annual General Meeting 2023 Flyer
- Holiday and Food Consultation (Darwen) Flyer
- AGM video 2023