OFSTED report for the Children's Services Inspection released May 8th 2019

OFSTED report for the Children's Services Inspection released May 8th 2019

South Glos Council moves from an ‘Inadequate’ rating to ‘Requires Improvement’.

You may recall in November 2017 the OFSTED Children’s Services report released found the local authority to have an overall rating in this area of inadequate.

Autism Diagnosis Pathway - An update

Autism Diagnosis Pathway - An update

You might recall that SGlosPC reps were speaking to and giving a presentation to paediatricians at the launch of the Autism Care Pathway that had aims to better support families, improve and dramaically reduce the diagnosis process. We wrote about that event here if you want a reminder.

We have not been resting on our laurels as we found out that despite the well intentioned plan, our families were not seeing any improvement to waiting list times and the support they had been receiving as families. We have reps attending the autism working group who have been feeding back your concerns

Progress with Paediatrician Appointments in South Glos

Progress with Paediatrician Appointments in South Glos

It is not an uncommon story in our community to hear of the challenges we face relating to paediatricians appointments, and so at every opportunity at health meetings we have been feeding this back, time and time again.

Sirona who have met with us and have been in attendance at health meetings and forums we have been representing you and our community at and have been taking note of what we had to say on your behalf.

We need to talk about the introduction of the Ready Reckoner for EHCPs from April 2019

We need to talk about the introduction of the Ready Reckoner for EHCPs from April 2019

We here at SGlosPC are trialling something new when it comes to being heard and making your views known. We really, really want to know your thoughts and views. We often get in touch with you about consultation events. As important and fundamental as they are, they can for some be offputting. They can come with many documents in Local Authorityese, a language not many of us are proficient in. Easy read versions might not be released and ready in time for the event you attend and they can for some be offputtingly formal or too structured and facillitated leaving little room for feeling like your voice is heard. That said, for others they are ideal .

Little Logan helps us officially open our brand new community base as we celebrate 10 years of South Glos Parents and Carers

Little Logan helps us officially open our brand new community base as we celebrate 10 years of South Glos Parents and Carers

We had an amazing wonderful day and were touched by the number of our community that turned out to help us celebrate and eat cake!

Not only did our community join us to explore the new community base and to give their great ideas on how they would like to see our community space used, we had a number of representatives from support organisations such as Supportive Parents and CONTACT and also team managers from some local authority teams such as Transitions and the 0-25 service who recoginise the work we do, how we have grown and what value we have in working co-productively with them to make posiotive changes for our community.

Our Understanding and Supporting Behaviour workshop pilot was a great success!

Our Understanding and Supporting Behaviour workshop pilot was a great success!

On Monday 19th of November we held the third of our pilot training workshops themed around behaviour. Our key message for the wonderful parents and carers who came is that all behaviour is a form of communication. All behaviour tells us of a need that is met if our child is calm and in a happy, feeling well sort of state or of unmet needs if they are reaching meltdown or entering shutdown.

Ask Listen Do.

Making services across health, education and social care better for those with learning disabilities, autism and or both.


Ask Listen Do is an NHS project all about making it easier for people with a learning disability, autism or both to give feedback, raise a concern or complain about their care, education or support. It is also about making it easier for family, paid carers or advocates to do this for someone they support.

It is a great project to know about as we have heard so much recently in the news sad stories and experiences about what can happen when those with learning disabilities and other needs are not listened to. Here is an easy read leaflet that explains further and for more information for organisations and practitioners as well as for the service users themselves, their familiy and carers.


Take care of yourself as though you are someone you are responsible for caring for. Get your FREE flu jab!

Take care of yourself as though you are someone you are responsible for caring for.  Get your FREE flu jab!

Who cares for the carer? Have you considered what would happens should you go down with flu this winter? Not all carers are aware that if you receive carers allowance or are an unpaid carer for a person with disability or an elderly person, you are entitled to a free flue jab.

We can't wait to see you at our Local Offer event. You would be doing us a huge favour if before you arrive you could.....

We can't wait to see you at our Local Offer event.  You would be doing us a huge favour if before you arrive you could.....

You don’t know what you don’t know. So explore ahead of time what is out there.

Sometimes in life, we find what we want by experiencing what we don’t like, or something that meets some of our needs, but not all. We realise what we truly want is a combination of all the good stuff we experience put together in a new way that makes us the most content we can be.