Who are we?
We are parents just like you!
Parents’ Voice is a group of parents who want to keep parents in Worcestershire informed, up to date and to be their voice.
We want to share information to help parents be parents, whatever the age of their children.
As a group, we are Worcestershire parents who care for our children and want to make a difference for them and help make our county a great place to grow up.
As parents and carers we raise awareness with people who make decisions in the county about the need to talk to parents and listen to them when making changes. We want to encourage more parents to have a say and make a difference.
Our aims underpin everything that is important to us:
To inform and empower all parents and give them confidence to speak out
To represent as many different parents and their viewpoints as possible
To encourage open and honest engagement between parents and decision makers
Our main aim is to reach as many parents in Worcestershire as possible; this is a continual process and we use social media, attendance at events and word of mouth to help us achieve it.
Our Core Group/Committee
We are a group of parents who meet regularly (roughly six times a year) and anyone is welcome to join
us. We use the meetings to decide on the direction of the group and plan future events. We also talk
about any changes and developments to services for children, young people and their families and look
at ways we can get the views of Worcestershire parents about them. We look at trends in the media and
where there has been a lot of interest in our social media posts and see if we can provide information
sessions about them.
We gather parents’ views in several different ways, including:
Consultations and surveys
Hosting focus groups and coffee and chat sessions
Through social media including the use of polls and comments
Attending events and talking to parents
Every parent (and other family carers) in Worcestershire can become a Parents’ Voice supporter (free).
Supporters can receive information and updates by email, which is ideal for parents who do not want to commit to formal meetings.
Parent groups can also join, such as: Parent Councils in schools, Parent support groups or Parent and Toddler groups.
We sometimes have flyers and posters to promote Parents’ Voice events which we are hosting; please contact us if you would like some for a parents’ group or to distribute at a venue.
Become a Parents’ Voice supporter today!
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