Being a member of FiP has lots of benefits: you can meet other parent carers, have access to information and events and use your experiences to really make a difference to children’s lives in Worcestershire.
You can be involved as little or as much as you like, and membership is free!
The forum is open to parent carers, family members (including grandparents), guardians and foster parents of children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities 0-25 (no diagnosis needed). If you live in Worcestershire or access services from education, health or social care in Worcestershire, we would love you to join us.
We offer various levels of opportunity to become involved within the forum and the parent carer community. Please indicate on the membership form which level you are interested in volunteering your time for. There is no pressure or expectation, and we respect that first and foremost, your caring role is the most important use of your time. No matter how you contribute, as experts by experience your knowledge provides a valuable insight into the world of SEND and your voice could help other parent carers across the county.
Level 1 – access to all the information and resources from Families in Partnership and the opportunity to attend events and complete surveys. You will also receive regular information updating you on the Forum activities and achievements, and priority access to our events.
Level 2 – All the benefits of Level 1 plus the opportunity to meet other Parent Carers at groups and events in your local area and provide feedback to the Forum.
Level 3 – Become a Parent Representative and attend regular meetings around a particular topic of interest or expertise, reporting back to the Forum. Training and support is given to all Parent Representatives.
Level 4 – Join our Steering Group and help us reach more Parent Carers and shape Worcestershire’s strategy for children and younger people.
Complete our membership form by clicking the Join Us button. A member of the Families in Partnership team will be in touch to talk to you about the roles available and welcome you to the Forum.