Have Your Say
We would like as many people as possible to be involved in shaping our SEND Information Hub. We welcome the involvement of parents/carers, young people, partners and voluntary/community groups. You can help shape the SEND Information Hub in a number of ways.
You can attend events that are held to help shape our policies and approaches to supporting children and young people with SEND.
Details of events are posted on Pinpoint and through The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service’s (SENDIASS) newsletters.
Pinpoint, the local parent carer network organisation, run regular meetings and events for parents and carers to share their views. The meetings are generally on a theme or topic and provide the opportunity to speak directly to service providers.
Pinpoint attend County Council meetings and talk directly to service commissioners to feed back the views of parents and carers.
If you would like to speak to someone about getting involved, please contact Cambridgeshire's Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).
Find out more on the dedicated SENDIASS page.
Speak Out Council - Voiceability
VoiceAbility. an independent advocacy and advice service for people with learning disabilities, helps us to involve children and young people in a number of different ways.
The Voiceability |Speak Out Council is an exciting user-led consultative action forum, which gives people with learning disabilities, the opportunity to have their voice heard. There is a young person's representative on the Speak Out Council who attends meetings of the County Council's SEND Partnership Board and the Learning Disability Partnership Board to feed back the views of young people. More information about the Speak Out Council, including video clips featuring young people can be found on the VoiceAbility | Speak Out Council website.
To gather views of children and young people VoiceAbility regularly attends The Phoenix Nightclub, which runs on the first Friday of every month at Horizon Centre Cambridge. At these events young people are invited to make ‘Comments for Karaoke’ – in exchange sharing their hopes and dreams for the future, and issues that concern them, they get to perform live.
VoiceAbility also visit schools, colleges, holiday clubs and after school playschemes to ask young people for their views. This information helps inform us about what young people with learning disabilities need and want.
You can watch a short film that the Speak Out Council and some young people made to tell people how they want to be treated at this link. Support us to speak out - YouTube.
The Speak Out Council visit schools, colleges, holiday clubs and after school playschemes to ask young people for their views. This information helps inform us about what young people with learning disabilities want. The Speak Out Council also work with us on planning and projects.
- Healthwatch Cambridgeshire covers Cambridgeshire and works together with Healthwatch Peterborough as part of the same organisation.
- Healthwatch purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf
- They share information, give general advice and can help with finding services
- Healthwatch run a Carers Partnership board (for all age carers of adults and children)