BOOK NOW - 31 Jan 2012 (Redhill) - Surrey County Council Focus Group for parents / carers of children with SEN

  • 23-01-2012

Surrey County Council

Parents / Carers of children and young people with SEN: Focus Group Session - Tuesday 31 January 2012

Partnership with Parents Office - Noke Drive, Redhill, RH1 4AX


What is the purpose of this focus group?

The County Council has set up a task group is to identify what Surrey parents want from the education system and how the Council can best champion their interests. The idea of ‘championing parents’ originated in the Education White Paper – The Importance of Teaching .In order for us to establish what this might mean for Surrey, the task group is consulting with a number of key stakeholders. These include County Councillors, officers, schools, foster carers, specialists in areas such as Special Educational Needs and Looked After Children . . . as well as you: parents!

What will be the format of the session?

The session will start at 10.30am and the discussion should be very informal. The types of things that we will be looking at include:

- Your experience of the education system as a parent / carer in Surrey

- Your experience of interacting with the Local Authority in relation to the education system

- How the Local Authority can best champion your needs

The goal will not necessarily be for all participants to agree, but to gain a deeper understanding. We therefore ask all participants to please be open to other viewpoints.

The session will finish no later than 12 midday.

Will what I say be confidential?

Please note that the notes will be shared with you after the meeting and treated as confidential. Your views will be used to inform the group's thinking when shaping new policy and guidelines but please note that we will never publish any personal stories or examples that you share at the focus session.

To book a place, please email [email protected] or call 01737 737301.

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