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East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF)

Description

Working with the Local Authority and Health Commissioners to improve services for children and young people (0-25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities.

East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF) is for the parents and carers of children and young people (0-25 years) who have any special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and live in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

We are part of a Regional and National network and represent the views of parents to improve local services for families who care for children and young people with SEND

EYPCF is an independent organisation and we believe that by working together we have more strength to raise awareness of our children's needs.

EYPCF (formerly ERVIP) was set up in 2009 by a group of parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

The aim of the group is to try to ensure that parents and carers are involved in shaping services within the East Riding of Yorkshire that may impact on their children. We have a broad membership of parent carers.

A smaller group of voluntary representatives form a steering group who organise and plan events and attend meetings on behalf of the forum. Everybody on the steering group has direct experience of children with SEND.

The forum represents the views of parents in the local area but does not advocate for individual families.

We hold regular events for parents and carers across the East Riding of Yorkshire and gather information about what works well, and encourage parents and carers to share any issues they may have. This feedback is then shared with the relevant groups.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum in Partnership Co-Production Charter:

The co-production charter by East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) and East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF) shows how the two organisations will work together to ensure that children and young people with SEND and their families will play a central role in decision making and service development.

Engaging with Local Health Partners:

CONTACT, the website for families with disabled children, has developed a toolkit to help Parent Carers understand who the decision-makers are and how to influence local commissioning and how to engage with local health partners. You can download the toolkit at:

A Toolkit for Parent Carer Forums - Contact, a Family Website (External Website)

Information Group - Parent/Carers

Would you like to make a difference and be part of something special?

Why not join the Information Group; this is a group of parent carers and interested persons of 0-25 year olds with additional needs who look at a variety of letters, leaflets and other written materials to make sure they are parent carer friendly. The group meets monthly in Beverley, but if you don’t have time to attend the meetings but would like to be involved we could email/post information to you for you to give us your views. The aim of the group is to make sure that all of the information sent out to parent carers is easy to read and understand, and fit for purpose.

If you would like to be involved in the group or just come along to find out how it works please contact Aneliese on (01482) 396469 or aneliese.woodmansey@eastriding.gov.uk or the EYPCF on (01262) 678283 or admin@eypcf.co.uk.

Together we can make a difference.

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Outreach services available across the East Riding.
Registered service and regulatory body

Part of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums.

Contact
(01262) 678283
EYPCF, Unit 21
Bridlington Business Centre
Bessingby Way
Bridlington
YO16 4SF
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Description

Working with the Local Authority and Health Commissioners to improve services for children and young people (0-25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities.

East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF) is for the parents and carers of children and young people (0-25 years) who have any special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and live in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

We are part of a Regional and National network and represent the views of parents to improve local services for families who care for children and young people with SEND

EYPCF is an independent organisation and we believe that by working together we have more strength to raise awareness of our children's needs.

EYPCF (formerly ERVIP) was set up in 2009 by a group of parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

The aim of the group is to try to ensure that parents and carers are involved in shaping services within the East Riding of Yorkshire that may impact on their children. We have a broad membership of parent carers.

A smaller group of voluntary representatives form a steering group who organise and plan events and attend meetings on behalf of the forum. Everybody on the steering group has direct experience of children with SEND.

The forum represents the views of parents in the local area but does not advocate for individual families.

We hold regular events for parents and carers across the East Riding of Yorkshire and gather information about what works well, and encourage parents and carers to share any issues they may have. This feedback is then shared with the relevant groups.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum in Partnership Co-Production Charter:

The co-production charter by East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) and East Yorkshire Parent Carer Forum (EYPCF) shows how the two organisations will work together to ensure that children and young people with SEND and their families will play a central role in decision making and service development.

Engaging with Local Health Partners:

CONTACT, the website for families with disabled children, has developed a toolkit to help Parent Carers understand who the decision-makers are and how to influence local commissioning and how to engage with local health partners. You can download the toolkit at:

A Toolkit for Parent Carer Forums - Contact, a Family Website (External Website)

Information Group - Parent/Carers

Would you like to make a difference and be part of something special?

Why not join the Information Group; this is a group of parent carers and interested persons of 0-25 year olds with additional needs who look at a variety of letters, leaflets and other written materials to make sure they are parent carer friendly. The group meets monthly in Beverley, but if you don’t have time to attend the meetings but would like to be involved we could email/post information to you for you to give us your views. The aim of the group is to make sure that all of the information sent out to parent carers is easy to read and understand, and fit for purpose.

If you would like to be involved in the group or just come along to find out how it works please contact Aneliese on (01482) 396469 or aneliese.woodmansey@eastriding.gov.uk or the EYPCF on (01262) 678283 or admin@eypcf.co.uk.

Together we can make a difference.

Costs

Free

Age
0-25
How to access
  • You can self refer by calling
  • You can self refer with an online form or email
Who is this for?
  • Any type of disability or learning difficulty
  • Anyone with a disability or SEN, diagnosis not needed.