Family Voice Peterborough COVID-19 Risk Assessment
Family Voice Peterborough are committed to ensuring that local parent carers have access to the support that they need to guide their families through the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been working in partnership with Peterborough City Council, and the Clinical Commissioning group, sharing your views and concerns and co-producing avenues of communication and change in these difficult times. In response to our first covid-19 survey, which was completed by an astounding 94 of you, PCC have set up several different helplines to enable parents to speak to professionals for specific advice and guidance. In addition, we have set up a food delivery service in partnership with local councillors, so that we can deliver free food parcels to parent carers who are unable to shop, due to either financial or practical concerns around leaving their homes with their children. This page is a one stop shop where you will find all relevant government guidance, local guidance and useful information and activities for families.
As a first port of call we recommend that all parent carers visit the Covid-19 page of Peterborough’s Local Offer, where you will find details of all helplines and support available. This can be found here: https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=...
Please do keep sharing your views with us, this can be done at any time via our your say form, which can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/xYnRkH9Yt7cZxedK6
In addition we are running frequent specific surveys, which can be found below. Please do join our Facebook group – Family Voice SEND Participation, where you will be able to complete frequent polls which ask for one click answers on the support you are receiving and the support you may need.
Most of all, please stay safe. Our thoughts are with you all
SEND EHCP Questionnaire Letter
Attn all parent carers who have a child with an EHCP. You will shortly be receiving the attached letter and questionnaire, either via post or email which requires a response from you regarding what your child's EHC provision will look like under the EHCP easements. This letter has been extensively co-produced by ourselves along with Pinpoint Cambs, Local Authority and Health Professionals and is your opportunity to share your thoughts on what your child needs most. You can find the letter here. You can respond to this survey right away at: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/QZU4FV/
Resources for Children, Parents, Carers and Practitioners
A short guide with links to websites, activities, downloadable books including one written by an Intensive Care Unit Nurse, which may useful for to share with parents / carers, practitioners and children. You can find it here . Also, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board have produced our second online presentation focusing on Safeguarding Children from Online Abuse around Covid-19 which can be accessed here
Schools reopening from Peterborough and Cambridgeshire’s Head of Education
Please read the communication from Peterborough and Cambridgeshire's Head of Education regarding schools reopening. You can read the letter here
Briefing on SEND Coronavirus Act Easements
Briefing for local areas have been getting about the coronavirus act easements for SEND. They can be used in conjunction with the guidance that was published last week. You can view the presentation here. There is also a link to the guidance via NNPCF website here
SEND Risk Assessment
Take a look at the new guidance on the gov.uk website
Family Voice Food Share
We are taking deliveries of fare share & are looking for parent carers who are struggling to get food during lock down. To get in touch please contact firstname.lastname@example.org - which then you will go on a list to receive deliveries via FVP. You can find the flyer here
Getting Support During Covid-19
Take a look at these useful information on the flyer. We are more than happy to help where we can. To get in touch with us please ring 077805864475 or email communities@ familyvoice.org
Peterborough City Council Local Offer - Covid -19
Peterborough City Council have created an extra page on the Local Offer dedicated to information, advice and support relating to COVID-19 for families with children and young people with SEND. This page is being updated regularly so please check in for all the latest news and more
Information for parents - access to health support
Useful information for parents regards to Covid-19 for your child. Take a look
Family Voice Help & Signposting
We are operating an help, advice & signposting services for parent carers who are struggling during this outbreak. For more details please read the event flyer
Things To Do At Home During Social Distancing
We are living in unprecedented times and life as we have known it has been put on a temporary pause. Many of us of are feeling anxious, lost, confused and frustrated with not being able to live our lives, as we usually do. These resources will be helpful for you & your child during these tough times. You can find the resources here
Take a look at these useful FAQ's from parent carers - hopefully this might help you during this outbreak https://www.familyvoice.org/sites/default/files/FAQs%20SEND%20FINAL.pdf
Takes a look at the letter for families with SEND Children/ Young People from Central Government http://www.nnpcf.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Minister-Fords-open-letter-to-the-SEND-sector.pdf?LMCL=I0Tjtx
Learning Disability and Autism resources for C-19
Take a look at some helpful resources
Changing Situation with Covid-19 - Part 2
We are monitoring the situation regards Covid 19 and any government updates on a daily basis and will look to keep you fully informed. At this time both Butlins Skegness and Haven Caister remain open to the public, with this in mind we will not be cancelling any breaks at the moment and it is up to anyone who has booked a break to decide whether they wish to proceed with their booking or not.
For guidance on social distancing please click on the link
If you wish to cancel your booking please contact us via email to email@example.com
Changing Situation with Covid-19
In light of the constantly changing situation with Covid-19 and the latest government announcement, particularly in relation to social distancing, and that we have to ensure the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, beneficiaries and members of the public who access our services we have taken the decision to temporarily close the Goldhay Community Centre and reschedule the Drayton Manor Trip and Afternoon Tea. Anyone affected by any rescheduling and/ or closures will be contacted by email with more information.
For guidance on social distancing please click on the link
During this rapidly changing situation we would like to reassure everyone that we are monitoring things carefully and currently following guidance from Central Government. The health and safety of all the people who access our services, the Goldhay Centre and/ or our Caravans, our volunteers, staff and trustees is something we take very seriously and we will be doing all we can to mitigate potential risk related to the virus. We may at some point have to take measures that could disrupt services and access to The Goldhay Centre and/ or Caravans.
We are reviewing constantly any work we have planned from training, events and trips through to whether we keep the Goldhay Centre open or make the caravans available to members of the public, which is all currently still planned to take place. We will be updating everyone regularly via social media, email and phone as required, so please keep an eye on all our communication channels.