is here to help parent carers have a say in improving services for children with additional needs and their families. By getting involved with DPCV, you can:
All our events and meetings are free to attend, with reimbursement of reasonable travel and childcare costs.
As we are the recognised consultation route between parent carers and providers of services we ensure what you say is heard through:
We are the recognised representative of parent carers to the local authorities, service providers and charities working with children and young people across the county. Our voice counts, and as such, so does the voice of anyone who takes part in our events or activities. As a DPCV participant, parent carers can have their say in consultations, surveys and focus groups to change the way services are delivered.
Can you publicise our work by displaying an A4 poster or handing out leaflets in your school, workplace or community centre? Please do!
Your involvement with DPCV can be as much or as little as you prefer:
Parent Carers can take part in activities from attending the odd training event, through to taking part in regular meetings or helping organise events and admin. There is no minimum time commitment, and we provide training and travel expenses for your involvement.
Via our dedicated telephone line and our office, we can signpost you to local support groups and specialist organisations. Our professional contacts can help you to access support faster.
DPCV also welcomes professionals to attend events, to speak, network and consult with our members on any related issue.