The independent voice of SEND families, representing their experiences to improve lives.
What do we do?
SEND Voices RBWM is the parent carer forum for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We are a group of parent carers of children or young people (aged 0-25) with SEND. Our aim is to ensure that the services in RBWM meet the needs of local children with SEND and their families.
How do we do this?
We do this by listening to the voices of local families, and then work in partnership with the local authority, education settings, health providers and other service providers to highlight where local services, processes and commissioners are working well, or challenge when changes or improvements need to be made.
As parent carers ourselves, we feel we can listen empathetically and pinpoint problems frequently experienced by families with SEND children. This knowledge and feedback is also useful to professionals within RBWM and Achieving for Children as they plan services to meet the needs of SEND children.
We do this through:
- To find latest events, search the 'What's on' calendar by typing 'SEND Voices RBWM' in the search box.
- Training courses
- Consultations and surveys
- Information sharing
Join us and become a member
We are funded and recognised by the Department for Education (DfE) but we are led by you. Please consider joining us and help improve SEND services for all the children and young people in RBWM.
You can be involved in as much or as little as you wish. You may just wish to receive our newsletters keeping you up-to-date with the latest information, join one of our coffee mornings, or share your lived experiences through a survey or by attending one of our workshops.
All parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0-25) with any SEND, who are either living or accessing services in the RBWM, are welcome to join our forum.
Membership is free.