FAQ's / Mythbusters

FAQ's / Mythbusters​

Our work is voluntary. We represent parent carers and are entirely independent from any statutory organisation.

No, we receive a grant from the DfE (Department for Education) to facilitate parent participation and coproduction.

No, but we are a supportive group! We are a participation group and will help to signpost you to services which may be able to offer support.

No. However we do acknowledge the importance of campaign groups on helping parents’ voices to be heard. We are happy to work with campaign groups by signposting them to information and feeding back the issues they raise.

We promote parent carer voices through participation and coproduction. We sit on strategic groups and attend meetings with statutory organisations. We run our “Tell us your story” drop in sessions and where possible facilitate training/focus groups based on current demand. We hold an annual conference where we tailor a full day to the needs of the parent carers of Darlington based upon the feedback we receive from our members.