The role of parent representatives (reps) is to inform decision makers about the experiences of parents and to ensure that parents’ views are fed into decisions about children’s & young people services at an operational and/or strategic level. Through this process parents and professionals reach a common understanding about effective services for disabled children. Their combined information and perspectives result in joint planning that leads to more effective services.
Commitment – to attend meetings on key priority areas (timings and frequently of meetings vary).
BPV are working closely with other voluntary organisations across the borough and our vision is to recruit a number of Parent Champions across our schools so that parents are kept informed about services for their son or daughter.
The role of a parent champion is to support the work of BPV by being a point of contact within a school or community setting for information and support. BPV are looking to recruit a number of parent champions from across the Borough to reflect the diversity of LB Bromley and range of needs.
Commitment – approximately 2 hours per week
Cake and Share Parent Groups
BPV have been successful in applying for a small grant to host a monthly Cake and Share group at various locations across the Borough.
At least one member of the BPV management team will be in attendance at each session. The role is to assist the BPV management team rep as required, greet parents and ensure that the sign in sheet and feedback form are completed.
Commitment – to attend the monthly Cake and Share group (Wednesday 9:30am – 11:30am term-time only)
As a trustee you will be responsible for ensuring that the charity follows their aims in acting as a ‘voice’ in supporting parent/carers and their children with special/additional needs or a disability.
Trustees lead the charity and decide how it is run. They have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do.
Commitment – Monthly meetings
The management team are responsible for the day to day running of BPV.
Commitment – Monthly meetings. In addition, management team members are responsible for key areas of work which support the running of BPV.
Parents who join BPV as a member are willing to be contacted regarding their views on key issues affecting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in LB Bromley.
Commitment – BPV members will be asked to complete surveys or attend focus groups on an ad hoc basis.
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