District Network Meeting Reports
Every term Pinpoint gathers parents’ views across Cambridgeshire on a hot topic affecting their children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.
Here’s what we have been working on. Click the links to read more about the issues raised and the action points.
March 2017 – Challenging Behaviour
Pinpoint held sessions with local parent groups to hear about parents’ experience of challenging behaviour. And to hear about new training in Cambridgeshire called
Cambridgeshire Steps for parents as well as staff in schools and children’s services, based on Positive Behaviour Support.Read the report from the March meetings
October 2016 – Children’s Change Programme
Read our Network Meeting Update on what Pinpoint has been working on over the last year.
June 2016 – Improving Community Health Services
Read the report from these meetings about how to improve community health services.
Each meeting had a mini training session – read the training notes
March 2016- Improving SEND Reforms
Our five network meetings discussed what could be done locally to improve the SEND Reforms, especially SEN Support in schools, the EHCP process and how the Local Offer is working here in Cambridgeshire.Read more about the meetings
October 2015- Communication with Health, Social Care and Education Services
Pinpoint asked parents on how communications with key services could be improved.
- Read the report for health services – shared with the Health Joint Commissioning Board and Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Children’s Services Manager.
- Read the report for social care – shared with Cambridgeshire County Council Head of Disability, Social Care.
- Read the report about education communications – shared with the SEND Performance & Commissioning Board to cascade to all education services, including schools.
June 2015 – Mental Health and Well-being
This topic was discussed at five meetings across the county.
- Read a summary report from the cross-county meetings – shared with the Joint Health Commissioning Board and the CPFT.
- Read the individual district reports
- Read the Emotional Health and Well-Being presentation by Jo Rooney, Commissioning Manager for Children’s Services, CCG
April 2015 – Autism Workshop
The aim of the workshop was capture the views of parents of children and young peoplw with Autism to shape what services Cambridgeshire County Council will plan for, how and where they should be delivered, and what outcomes are wanted.Read the notes from the workshop .
March 2015 -SEND Workshop
This workshop aimed to capture the views of parents and help shape what services Cambridgeshire County Council will plan for, how and where they should be delivered, and what outcomes are wanted. The County Council wanted to understand what is most important to parents at home, in their community, and from health and education settings. Read the notes from the workshop
March 2015 – SEND Reforms and the Local Offer
Parents had an update on SEND Reforms, gave feedback on how it was working for their families and watched a live demo of the Local Offer. Read the feedback report
October 2014 – Activities for children and families
Parents talked about their experiences of accessing activities with their children and discussed what had worked well and what had not worked so well, and looked at activities they would like to access in the future.Parents and service providers worked together to identify gaps in provision of activities and what action needed to be taken to try to fill these gaps in the future. Read the feedback report
June 2014 – Bullying
Parents were asked about their experiences of their child being bullied, the affect this had on the child and the family and the support they were given. Parents then worked with service providers to look at what support was needed for children, families and settings in the future to prevent bullying from occurring and to deal with it when it does occur. Read the report from these parent meetings
June 2013 – Cambridgeshire’s SEND Strategy and the Single Plan
At this meeting parents really welcomed the opportunity to be asked by Service Providers at Cambridgeshire County Council, for their views on what would make the Single Plan work for them. Read more about the session and the feedback.
March 2013 – Emotional Support for Parents
Parents fed back on their emotional support needs. Messsages and recommendations from the meetings have been fed back to the Disabled Children’s Action Group, the Early Support Commissioning Group and the SEND Project Board. View a summary of the presentation . Read more about the session