Ask Us Nottinghamshire is frequently asked to facilitate consultation groups to provide the parents’/carers’ perspective when new strategies are being planned or current policies reviewed. We believe that parents in this situation are equivalent to volunteers, giving their time and expertise freely to benefit a wider group across the community. Organisations using volunteers to help deliver a service should ensure that those volunteers are not out of pocket as a result, and generally this means that they can claim expenses relating to travel and child-care. For the purpose of any consultations facilitated by PPS involving parents/carers we will therefore pay expenses on that basis.
We provide information, advice and support to parents of children with special educational needs around their child’s education. All of our volunteers contribute to this end either directly or indirectly. We offer volunteers a number of different opportunities to use and develop their skills, and feel that our service benefits from the range of perspectives volunteers bring. The role of volunteers within the service has developed over the years and we are always willing to look at new ways of involving volunteers. All of our volunteers will have CRB clearance before taking up their role.
Details of upcoming consultation groups and forums where you can make sure your voice is heard by those making big decisions.
We offer volunteers a number of different opportunities to use and develop their skills, and feel that both our service and customers benefit from the range of perspectives volunteers bring.