Summer Events 2016

Graham Valentine Keynote at Buckfast
Graham Valentine Keynote at Buckfast
Doug Morris of NNPCF holds consultation
Doug Morris of NNPCF holds consultation
Advice from Graham Valentine
Advice from Graham Valentine
Parents post their burning issues at Barnstaple
Parents post their burning issues at Barnstaple
Liza Jarvis of Devon County Council talks to Parent Carers
Liza Jarvis of Devon County Council talks to Parent Carers
Rob Long helps Barnstaple Parent Carers with challenging behaviour
Rob Long helps Barnstaple Parent Carers with challenging behaviour
DCI Neil Ralph explains Child Sexual Exploitation
DCI Neil Ralph explains Child Sexual Exploitation
Your Burning Issues at Barnstaple
Your Burning Issues at Barnstaple
Resources are available to download from our DPCV Summer Events and AGM in Buckfast and Barnstaple. The turnout for both events was excellent - we were delighted to receive a record number of delegates in Barnstaple especially - as parent carers from around Devon travelled to enjoy inspiring seminars, have their say about SEN and children's services, and meet other parent carers and service providers:

Parenting skills workshops for managing challenging behaviour

Rob Long (Chartered Psychologist, Education Works) and Graham Valentine (Children & Young People’s Therapist, Bibic) offered parallel workshops aimed at helping Parent Carers to support children with SEN and behavioural difficulties.

Multi-agency consultation on SEN and childrens services

Doug Morris (NNPCF South West Regional Representative) facilitated an open-ended consultation to identify "Your Burning Issues": Allowing parent carers to set the agenda by identifying the key issues affecting them and their family.  DPCV will collate Doug's findings, and an accurate summary will be presented to the relevant organisations and authorities. We will then source and report back their responses to you, later in the year. 

Annual General Meeting

The Buckfast event included a short AGM, including a presentation of DPCV's accounts for 2015-2016. For the financial year being reported upon:

  • Legal and professional fees and Administration fees include substantial sums for our re-launch and consolidation which were met from designated funds held over for that purpose from the previous year
  • Trustee costs were higher this year partly due to there being more Trustees and attendance at an increased number of local events
  • Event costs were down as we decided to review how money should be best spent and deferred an event
  • Printing and Advertising costs were also reduced while we direct resources to considering the best ways of contacting and engaging parent carers including Facebook and Twitter.