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Vicky Baynton Williams

Important information regarding SEND Easter holiday provision: Read or download Brighton & Hove City Council’s launch letter for the Short Breaks and School Holidays programme, here. PaCC welcome your feedback on this new offer; and please be reassured that we continue to maintain a high level of challenge to Brighton & Hove City Council to[…]

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Welcome to PaCC’s February round-up! It’s always such a difficult time of year, with January seeming to go on forever, but this year it feels even more so for parent carers and their families. PaCC continues to raise the many issues and difficulties families face with officers working in Brighton & Hove City Council and[…]

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Social Care Update PaCC has been very busy attending social care meetings with members of staff from the council. Our focus at these meetings has been to highlight the significant concerns around availability of social care support for families, including the devastating loss of Barnardo’s and Extratime. PaCC has challenged Brighton & Hove City Council[…]

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PaCC Awards and Amaze Balancing Act Event You are invited to a special event on Thursday 7th March, from 9.45am to 2pm at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road BN1 1YD combining two important opportunities to celebrate and reflect on how families with children and young people with SEND are supported. Annual PaCC Awards We know that[…]

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SEND and Alternative Provision (AP) Change Programme You may have heard discussions about the SEND and Alternative Provision (AP) Change Programme. Read the article written by Amaze, which provides information about the Change Programme and what its aim is. Brighton & Hove are part of the South-East partnership alongside Portsmouth (who are the lead local[…]

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PaCC and the newly opened Family Hubs During the past year PaCC has been facilitating opportunities for parent carers to contribute to the creation of Family Hubs across Brighton & Hove. Parent carers attending PaCC coffee mornings were able to have their say on what the hubs should offer and how. The Family Hubs are[…]

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Emotionally-Based School Avoidance (EBSA) Report PaCC has produced a report on the parent carer experience of Emotionally-Based School Avoidance (EBSA) which is something that can significantly affects the lives of many of our families. Parent carer views were obtained during our autumn termly education workshop and through a survey sent to PaCC members.  This report[…]

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PaCC Awards 2023 A date for your diary – the PaCC Awards ceremony: Thursday 7th March Thank you to all the parent carers who nominated someone for a PaCC award, we had a record number of nominations for 2023! We look forward to recognising the individuals and organisations who went the extra mile to support[…]

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pacc round up October 2023 Welcome to PaCC’s October round up. We know this time of year is incredibly difficult for parent carers, with children returning to education (or having no education to return to) and the burnout some parent carers may be feeling from the lack of respite they received over the summer holidays.[…]

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Become More Involved with PaCC’s Work Would you like to become more involved with PaCC’s work as a parent carer with lived experience?   PaCC is looking for a pool of parent carers to act as ‘community expert readers/commentators’ on draft documents, such as a leaflet or a letter, that might be produced by the local[…]

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Early Years in Brighton & Hove PaCC wanted to consult with parent carers of children aged 0-5 to find out about their early years experience and identify what their families need, and what is working well. PaCC was also interested in establishing whether there is a current need for a new Early Years parent carer[…]

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Would you like your child to star in the Parent and Carers’ Council (PaCC) 2024 Calendar?  The PaCC calendar is a great way to celebrate our children, bring their lives to life and bring the SEND community together. The PaCC Calendar 2024 theme is: “What helps me” – so we would love a photo and[…]

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Introducing PaCC Steering Group member, Simeon Name: I’m Sim (Simeon), a Brighton & Hove native. Role within PaCC: I’ve recently become a part of the PaCC Steering Group as the representative for fathers. Parent Carer Experience: I am the proud father of two incredible teenage daughters, one of whom has autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. I[…]

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PaCC coffee mornings – a cuppa, a chat and find out more what’s going on in Brighton & Hove…  It was great to see so many families at our parent carers coffee morning summer family picnics! On Saturday 2 September families met in the garden of the St Helen’s Church Hall, in Hangleton, whilst on[…]

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PaCC Round Up June 2023 Welcome to PaCC’s June round up. Last week, the outcome report following Brighton & Hove’s Local Area SEND inspection by OFSTED and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was released. We want to communicate with you here the shock we felt on reading the report, which lacks detail and omits many[…]

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PaCC Awards 2022 – a way to celebrate people and organisations who have supported SEND families in 2022 Every year, PaCC gather Brighton & Hove SEND communities to thank, celebrate and recognise some of the people and organisations who went that extra mile to be there for you, as a parent carer, and for your[…]

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The Ofsted visit: a personal reflection This personal response to the recent Ofsted visit comes from Pippa Hodge, PaCC Rep for Home to School Transport, and is a 5 minute read: Hello, I’m Pippa Hodge, and some of you will know me as I’m the PaCC Rep for Home to School Transport. I’m also the[…]

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Learning disability consultation outcomes As part of the Adult Learning Disability Strategy, Brighton & Hove City Council asked PaCC, The Carer’s Centre, and Speak Out to carry out a survey collecting information from families, individuals and carers. The aim of the survey was to investigate how activities, services and opportunities for training, voluntary work and[…]

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