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Hackney Independent Forum for Parents/Carers of Children with Disabilities (HiP)

Description

Who we are: 

HiP is the official forum for Hackney parents/carers, run by parents and carers for anyone whose child (0-25) has any kind of disability, SEN or additional needs.

HiP is part of a wider network of parent carer forums know as The National Netwrok of Parents Carer Forums (NNPCF). A network of local forums who meet in local and regional settings and who work together to effect local and national service improvement through participation and coproduction with parent carers.

What we do: 

HiP work with education, health and social care professionals and providers to try and get families’ voices heard wherever decisions are being made. Forum activities include:

  • Passing on information to parents and carers about services their child/young person might use
  • Organising activities to find out what families think about current services
  • Taking parents’ concerns forward to service managers
  • Representing parents on the various committees set up to help with the SEN reforms (like the one which planned the Local Offer)
  • Training and mentoring parents interested in becoming representatives
  • Helping to improve communication between families and services
  • Organising events and training days
  • Helping families find the right services
  • Linking with forums in other parts of the UK to share ideas

HiP is run by a steering committee elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.


New in 2018!

HiP will be holding regular drop in sessions at Hackney Ark - Resource Centre

Hackney Ark,
Downs Park Road,
Hackney,
London,
E8 2FP

Drop in sessions will be on Thursdays term time.

A representative for HiP will be available from 9:30am - 12:30pm. 

Notes

Contact HiP to find out more about:

  • being on the steering committee
  • representing HiP at meetings or
  • to share information and experiences about using disability services for a child or young person

e-mail and phone contact details above.

HiP - Facebook

HiP twitter 


Parent Carer Forums include parent carers with a range of experiences in Health, Education and Social Care as their children have a wide range of conditions.

Parents in the wider network of parent carer forums know as The NNPCF total over 77,000: they contribute to local, regional and national consultations.

Parent carer forums continue to develop closer working relationships with local authorities and health authorities at all levels, including local working with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

See here for more information: http://www.nnpcf.org.uk/

Record Last Updated on: 13/05/2018

Time / Date Details

Time of day

Afternoon
Morning

Session Information

Contact HiP by email anytime
Phone between 10am & 3pm or leave a message and someone will call back as soon as possible
Drop in sessions Hackney Ark Resources Centre - Thurday mornings term time

Other Details

Costs

Free

Who is eligible?

Open to all parents/carers with a child 0-25 with any kind of disability, SEN, additional need, or impairment.

Referral required?

No

What to do if you have a complaint

Please contact HiP by email marked for the attention of the Co-Chair.

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?

No

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Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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