Do you have a child / young person who has a long term illness, disability or special educational needs?
If yes, then did you know that the government are proposing changes to school action, school action plus, formal statutory assessments (statements), social care provision and health in 2014?
This proposal is called the Children and Families Bill.
Sunderland, Washington and Coalfields Parent Carer Council (S.W.C.P.C.C.), Sunderland Carers' Centre, Sunderland City Council and NHS South of Tyne and Wear, are working together to keep you informed of the upcoming changes for your family.
If you would like to find out more about what these changes would mean for you and your family, please check out this youtube link:
Discussing the proposed Children and Families Bill
Share your views
As you will discover on the youtube link, the local council are very keen to hear what you think about these changes so they can take this into consideration when they plan their "local offer".
To gather these views, Sunderland, Washington and Coalfields Parent Carer Council are holding a free event at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday 13th February 2013, registration from 9.30am, start at 10am until 2pm.
This is to give you a chance to speak to a variety of people, find out more information and share your thoughts.
If you are interested in coming along please contact Sunderland, Washington and Coalfields Parent Carer Council at email@example.com or ring Sunderland Carers' Centre on (0191) 549 3768.
Click here to view the event flyer