Goodbye from Greenwich Parent Voice
After nearly ten years of running GPV as volunteers, Jo and Viv are moving on to other pursuits. We hope you have enjoyed and benefited from the events, school coffee mornings, personal signposting, information and support provided over the years. We put your diverse voices into the heart of decision making at local level with the council, service providers and NHS. We made your voices heard nationally too: in speeches in Parliament, on BBC Radio 4 as well as in our film Embracing Diversity.
Parent and carers must continue to influence decision making. The council are obliged by law to listen and act on your views. Please click on the letter below to read a message from Carol Foyle, who has been tasked by the council with setting up a new Parent Participation SEND Network for Greenwich.
We very much hope you will get involved and continue to make your voice heard.
Best wishes to all families, young people and carers in Greenwich
Vivien Davies and Joanne Delap
Parents and children helping us launch the new inclusive playground in Greenwich Park 23 July 2019
Embracing Diversity in BAME communities - a new film
GPV is not in itself a faith-based organisation. However, we understand that beliefs exist within some BAME communities, linked to religion, which prevent parents and carers taking control and living positively with their child's disability. Our aim is to end this stigma. We are delighted to launch our short film "Embracing Diversity" as part of a wider project that you can read about here.
Enjoy this short film in which parents speak movingly of their pride in their children.
Listen to GPV parents talk about what it means to them to be part of our group