Parent's Voice

What is Parents Voice IW?

Parents Voice Isle of Wight is parents working together to improve services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities on the Isle of Wight

Speak to the Participation Coordinator about how to become a member.

To contact Parent's Voice IW you can:

Parents Voice Isle of Wight is the Isle of Wight Parent Carer Forum, a voluntary group of parent Carers of children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. Our purpose is to help shape changes to existing services and to participate in the planning of new and future initiatives for children and young people with SEN and disabilities from 0 - 25.

If you are a parent carer, then we would like you to share your experiences with us.

As part of a national initiative to promote parent participation in the planning of services, Parents Voice Isle of Wight gather and represent the views of parent Carers on the Isle of Wight.  Every view and experience are important to us and together our voices are stronger.

Parents Voice Isle of Wight would like to invite all parent Carers of children with SEN and/or a disability on the Isle of Wight to join our register of parents who would like to help influence the development of services that your family's access.

We all need to have our voices heard!

So please, if you would like to take an active part in the forum, please email us.  You will be supported by existing members and offered training to participate in meetings.

Parents Voice Isle of Wight run events throughout the year for families of children with Special Educational needs and disabilities.  To find out about these events first, please join our membership list by giving us your email address.  You can do this by talking to us in person, texting the number on the front page, or emailing us.

National importance

Parents Voice Isle of Wight are part of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF)

The NNPCF is made up of all the parent carer forums across England.  Being part of the NNPCF ensures that our forum is aware of national developments and ensures that our local voices get heard and can influence at a national level.

We also work closely with Contact, a national charity supporting families with disabled children.