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“Sometimes you get angels” – what a good support worker looks like

Many years ago a friend of mine said “Sometimes you get angels”. She was referring to those people who come into your life and support your kids. People who just get it – people who go the extra mile. Sara … Continue reading

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Listening to Families

I’ve just got back from a meeting with families in Wales. It’s very late – and I’m meant to be unwinding, going to bed, getting ready for a break to Cornwall… but I want to get this down now. The … Continue reading

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Openness, Honesty, Respect and Valuing People: What “good” can look like

This last week has been one of stark contrasts for me. The report into Connor’s death and subsequent commentary on it has seen my twitter feed alight with anger and condemnation and rightly so. #justiceforLB has been buzzing. The power … Continue reading

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Information, information, information!

The Government green paper, Support and Aspiration, proposed that local authorities and other services set out a local offer of all services available to support children who are disabled or who have SEN and their families. It stated that… “This … Continue reading

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One Page Profiles – “Getting to know me”

As you will know if you’ve read previous blog posts I’m a big fan of person centred approaches. Having been a bit of a sceptic in the early days I’m now a major convert, bordering on being rather evangelical! I … Continue reading

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“A level playing field”

I spent the day in Cambridge yesterday with Linda and Charlotte (from Preparing for Adulthood), a group of professionals from around the Eastern region and a few parents. The event was about involving families in commissioning. I love events like … Continue reading

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Inspiring, Informing and Involving Families

On Saturday we held our fourth Family Information Fair for Oxfordshire Family Support Network (OxFSN –  www.oxfsn.org.uk ). We are a very small organisation and only became a registered charity last year (not great timing given the current financial climate!) We … Continue reading

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A work in progress

It’s been three years since G moved into his own home and just when I was starting to relax , feeling more than a little smug and thought everything was great we’ve hit a few problems. Nothing major, but enough … Continue reading

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