How to be confident at managing meetings
If things are not working the first step is to talk to the service about your concerns. Ruth from the Somerset Parent Carer Forum gives tips for parent carers to navigate preparing for meetings.
Sometimes we all need someone to help us get our voice heard, whether it is in a meeting about your child or young person you may be child or young person needs to have someone who is independent and not related that can make sure that their ideas and visions are heard. There are organisations and services designed to support people to have their feelings and frustrations heard. These people are usually known as advocates.
You can read more about advocacy on our Advice and advocacy page.
Information, Advice and Guidance
Helen introduces the SENDIAS service which provides impartial, free and confidential information, advice and support about special educational needs and disabilities in school, as part of the Local Offer Live February 2022 sessions.
Tania and Sheila from Healthwatch Somerset talk about their independent role of listening to what people like about health and care services and what could be improved so that your voice is heard and influences how services are run, as part of the Local Offer Live February 2022 sessions.