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SEND Consultation Hub

Ways to get involved and keep in touch

We want everyone with a stake in SEND services to feel able to be part of an honest, constructive conversation. We’re committed to listening, and demonstrating how your views have led to change.

You can continue to be part of the conversation by:

Signing up here to receiving updates on SEND Futures and our SEND newsletter.

Keep in Touch (opens a new window)

Emailing us your views or questions at sendlocaloffer@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Attending the SEND Team coffee mornings if your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan. Watch out for dates on this website. 

Feedback your views on the EHCP process and experience (opens a new window)

Feedback your views about Annual Reviews (opens a new window)

Feedback your views about SEND Support in schools (opens a new window)

Young People's Participation

What is Participation?

"Participation is the process by which children and young people influence decision-making, which brings about change in them, others, their services and their communities"

Young People Say:

"Participation is listening"

"Participation is getting everyone involved"

"It's getting young people's opinions about what they want and need"

"It's being part of a team"

"It's to make a difference"

"It's our rights"

We would love to hear from you if:

  • You are a child or young person (under 25 years) and you want to get involved in our projects or share your views
  • You know a child or young person who wants to get involved in our projects or share their views
  • You are an adult who would like to talk to us about how to listen to and involve children and young people 

Please contact us at:

The Moor Lane Centre
Moor Lane
Chessington
KT9 2AA

Email:     participationiscd@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Office:     020 8547 6521 
Mobile:    07990 620707

Parent Carer Forums

There are separate Parent Carer Forums (PCF's) in Kingston and Richmond.  

PCF's are independent groups run by parents for parents or carers of children/young people (aged 0 to 25 years) who have any form of special educational need or disability. Your child does not need an official diagnosis for you to become a member of a forum and they support families of children with any type of additional need including learning difficulties like dyslexia.

PCF's receive core funding from the Department for Education and their purpose is to ensure that the voices of parents, children and young people are heard in the planning and implementation of SEND services in Kingston and Richmond. Your local forum can also help you to access services and provide valuable peer support, connecting you with other parents who understand the special joys and challenges of raising a family with additional needs.

Kingston Parent Carer Forum (opens a new window)

Richmond Parent Carer Forum (opens a new window)