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New Webinar available – Preparing for Adulthood

9th July, 2024|

FACT Bucks and SENDias have co-produced a webinar about the transition to adulthood for young people with SEND. It includes useful information about independent living, what's available, your rights and what to expect. Click here to see our range of webinars

Announcement of Resignation of the Team Leader of FACT Bucks

28th June, 2024|

Announcement of Resignation of Andrew Howard, Team Leader of FACT Bucks Dear Families, Parents and Carers, It is with mixed emotions that we announce the resignation of our Team Leader, Andrew Howard, from his position at FACT Bucks, effective Autumn 2024. We are grateful for Andrew's commitment and hard work on behalf of the parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs in Buckinghamshire. Andrew's leadership and vision have been instrumental in driving our...

Could you be our next Team Leader?

28th June, 2024|

We are recruiting a Team Leader Families & Carers Together in Bucks (FACT) About Us: FACT Bucks is the Parent Carer Forum for Buckinghamshire, as required by the Children and Families Act 2014. Parent Carer Forums are representative local groups of parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities who work alongside local authorities, education, health and other service providers to ensure the services they plan, commission...

Child to Adult transitions report

17th June, 2024|

The Healthwatch/FACT Bucks report on transitions from child to adult health services has been published and is available here. Its recommendations include clearer information for families; better communication of decisions to transfer or discharge; promotion of health/hospital passports; and better support for young people with mental health issues. A focus group of parents interested in PfA is currently being formed a FACT. Please let us know if you are interested in joining by emailing admin@factbucks.org ...

Co-production Charter

23rd May, 2024|

Following on from Fact's Co-production training for SENDIAS, here is the link to the Co-production charter by Buckinghamshire Council. SEND co-production charter | Family Information Service (buckinghamshire.gov.uk)

2024 SEND survey

14th May, 2024|

Our annual parents and carers survey results are in. The aim of the survey is to capture the overall opinions and experience of families with children with special educational needs in the county. Only 14% of respondents feel that the SEN support plan is enough to meet their child’s needs, with approximately the same number saying that it is not helpful at all, leaving 70% saying that their SEN plan is partially meets need but more help...

Voice of the Child

13th May, 2024|

Andrew Howard, FACT Bucks' Team Leader, delivered training to members of the iSEND team this week as part of their ongoing CPD programme. He spoke about co-production and the importance of the Voice of the Child. His main themes were:- 1. Parents know their kids better than you 2. Working together produces better outcomes as they are owned 3. Hearing (not just listening to) the voice of the child is essential 4. Capturing the voice of the...

National Wraparound Childcare Programme survey

22nd April, 2024|

National Wraparound Childcare Programme – Survey for Parent Carers As part of the National Wraparound Childcare Programme the Department for Education, with the support of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums, have developed a survey to better understand to what extent the current wraparound childcare offer for primary age children meets the needs of parents and children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). They are looking for parents of primary age children with a special...

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