Disabled young people are an integral part of the Derbyshire Youth Council which links to Derbyshire’s special schools.
Across the county there are five parent forums which link to the county parent forum. The forums are an opportunity for parents to get together to share their experiences with other parents and influence the services they receive.
For more information about when and where the groups meet contact Lisa Hodgson, forum co-ordinator, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01629 533666.
Parents are also involved in the disabled children’s reference group which meets quarterly and receives feedback from parents who have attended the forums which then informs the commissioning group.