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.
We have had a number of comments from our families about concerns and frustrations they have had with school and college transport
We know how stressful this is for families and especially how it can really cause or has caused already massive anxieties for our children.
We hear from so many of you about what isn't working well with the EHCP annual review process, one huge bugbear is poor communication. The local authority with our help is looking at all the issues we are raising about what is not working well and breaking down all the stages of the process to see:
South Glos Parents and Carers have been attending meetings with Keith Thompson of the Department for Education and Paul Spencer of NHS England and the South Glos local authority. The purpose of these meetings is to monitor the written statement of action in response to the Ofsted and Care Quality Commission inspection.
We love sharing great news here South Glos Parent Carers HQ and we also know just how big an issue accessible toilets are for some of our community, and how much lives can be restricted by such a basic need. Many of you have been penning letters and joining campaigns on the subject.
We were so excited when we found out that a Changing Places toilet was being installed at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, we had to be to the first to see it finished.
The receiving and giving of gifts is just one of the many enjoyable things about Christmas. It can also be a time of year when we reflect and think about giving and supporting within our communities. Combining the giving of gifts and the nice warm fuzzy feeling we get when supporting a charity can only be a win win situation.