Find out more about what we do and how we strive to help families in Doncaster
Doncaster Parents Voice (DPVoice) is run by parents of children with a variety of additional needs, we exist to support families with disabled children whenever they need us.
Parents often come to us at their most vulnerable and with no one to turn to and DPVoice offers support, information, advocacy, advice and peer support for families with similar issues.
We have two fully trained volunteer independent supporters who help families going through the EHCP process.
DPVoice provides practical support such as admin and use of premises to The LADDER Group (Young Persons Disability Forum) as well as help with fundraising, activity sessions and events.
We are funded by the Department of Education and were recently funded by DMBC for a number of projects including EHCP Information packs, EHCP worker (12-month post - Resources for Ladder Group) we are currently looking for funds for a Parent Carer Outreach worker post. This postholder would co-ordinate and widen our reach.
We encourage parents to become actively involved with Doncaster Parents Voice activities, advocacy and participate in co-production of local services with partner organisations.
Our aim is to ensure the needs and voices of all children and young people (aged 0-25) who are disabled or have additional needs in Doncaster are met.
Our vision is that all children, young people and their families living with disabilities/additional needs in our town enjoy the same opportunities, hopes and aspirations as other families in Education, Health, Social Care and leisure.
We bring together parents/carers from across the borough to provide mutual support, share experience, exchange information, and influence policy.
To achieve this we work with services and other groups in Doncaster
Recently we commissioned a DVD on Co-production and participation
WHO ARE WE?
Doncaster Parents Voice is run by a small group of staff and volunteers whose aim it is to help families of children and young people (aged 0-25) who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)