Mandy Dickson - Parent

Message from Mandy Dickson, Co-Chair of the Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum

4 November 2020

I hope you are all well and keeping safe in these difficult times.

It’s been a busy few months for our parent representatives and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our team of volunteers for stepping up and working so hard while juggling all their caring responsibilities and everything else life throws at us! Kate and I are also delighted to welcome a new volunteer – thanks Jen, it’s great to have you on the team

I’d also like to update you on some of the work we have been doing:

The team met with Jacky Forster (Director of Education & Skills at Cheshire East Council, and Chair of the SEND Partnership) back in September, and then again on the 15 October. 

We shared all of our members’ feedback with Jacky who has taken your points for further discussions with the relevant teams working on Education Health and Care Plans, autism, complaints and elective home education and representatives working with those teams and workstreams are following these up so we can keep you updated. 

Myself, Kate and Diane met with the transport team, we took all of your questions and issues to them and they listened. We agreed to put “ SEND Transport FAQ ” together for them to answer and publish on LiveWell – we’ll share it with you as soon as it’s out.

That’s it for now, for more information you can visit the Cheshire East Parent Carer Forum website or follow us on Facebook.