Monthly Archives: May 2019

Coffee morning & AGM: Listening to you

Tuesday 11 June, 10am to 1pm at Holmes Chapel Community Centre

We have decided to try something new for our AGM this year; rather than having a topic and speakers, we are going to try something much less formal.

We have invited representatives from the services our families use (Cheshire East SEND, short breaks, commissioning, CEIAS, NHS, charities and more) to come along and meet the members of Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum.

We’d like it to be a constructive event: we all need to “tell it like it is”, but we also need to recognise we can’t change what’s has happened and to focus our energy on what can be done to make it better.

Please join us for tea / coffee, cake and the opportunity to talk with professionals from the LA and health about the issues affecting our families as parents of children & young people with additional needs in Cheshire East. 


Members’ questions & comments: response from Cheshire East

In March the Parent Carer Forum held an open Forum for Cheshire East Council SEND team to share the work that has been done to improve the process, timeliness and quality of Education Health and Care Plans.

While a lot of the work that has been done so far has concentrated on improving new needs assessment requests, many of the parents who came had questions and comments about the experience of children and young people who were already in the process of a needs assessment or had an Education Health Care Plan in place.  Due to the volume of these questions and comments we agreed that it would be best to collect them all and pass them to the SEND Partnership to reply fully.

We have now received a reply from Jacky Forster, the Chair of the SEND Partnership.

You can click here to read Jacky Forster’s reply

As Jacky says in her letter, she is happy to come along to future events, and she will be attending our Annual General Meeting on 11 June 2019.

Preparing for Adulthood Information Pack – feedback please

Cheshire East is producing a Transition Pack for young people.

It contains lots of information about transition / preparing for adulthood – the intention is to give a physical copy of the pack to young people, and they can add / remove pages to personalise and make it more relevant to them

They have asked us to invite parents and young people to look over the document and give them any feedback.

Click here to see the draft Transition Pack

Please email any comments / suggestions / other feedback to

The deadline for feedback is 23 May 2019