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15 Mar Cancelled : Spring Party

We are sorry to announce that we have had to cancel Our Voice Spring party which was scheduled for Sunday 15th March 2020 as a result of concerns about the spread of Coronavirus. 

We are very sorry for any disappointment caused. 

28 Nov 2019 Our Voice Parents' Conference

Booking now open for Our Voice Parents' Conference Thursday 28th November 

Our next Parents' Conference will take place on 28th November 2019 at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield, registration from 9.30, finish at 2.30

Booking for the conference is currently open - please book your place via Eventbrite

Following a successful third conference in February, we continue to listen to your feedback. You told us you would rather have a longer Q&A session and no presentations, and we have arranged the agenda accordingly. Additionally, we will have a choice of workshops, and the opportunity to book one-to-one appointments with key professionals from across different service areas.

See the attached booklet for more details including the full agenda, workshop options and booking link for the one-to-one sessions (please make sure that you book your place at the conference first).

What's Happening? 

Introductions we are keeping our introductions short this time, as we know parents find our interactive sessions most valuable.

We will have a short introduction from Our Voice Chair Fazilla Amide. We are also delighted to welcome Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children and a prominent campaigner on disability and inclusion.

Q&A panel session with SEND Heads: we will have an extended Q&A panel session where you will have the opportunity to ask our panel any questions. The panel will include Our Voice Chair Fazilla Amide, Dame Christine Lenehan and each of the Heads of Departments responsible for SEND services in Enfield (Social Care, Short Breaks, Integrated Learning Disabilities Service, Education, Health, Educational Psychology and Emotional Well-being Service, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and Transport). This session replaces the formal updates from SEND Heads which have been a feature of our previous conferences.

Workshops: We have a choice of 4 different workshops each lasting an hour, chosen following a survey of our members.

One-to-one sessions: We will again be offering the opportunity for parents and carers to book one or more 15-minute one-to-one sessions with professionals, to allow you to discuss any specific questions and concerns regarding your child. A separate booking link for these sessions and instructions on how to book are available within the main Eventbrite booking form. 

 We look forward to seeing you there. 

27 Oct 2019 Halloween Fun Day

Our next Family Fun day will take place on Sunday 27th October 2.30 to 4.30 pm at Russet House School. 

See our flyer for more details  

23 Jun 2019 Summer Birthday party

The Our Voice Summer party 2019 will be taking place on Sunday, 23rd June, from 2.30 to 4.30 pm at Russet House school. 

This event is open to children and young people with disabilities and special needs, living in the Borough of Enfield, and their families. 

Join us to celebrate our wonderful children! 

We will have a bouncy castle, Didi-car racetrack, entertainer, refreshments, soft play, sensory room, playground (weather permitting) plus birthday cake and a goody bag for each child. 

The event is free but places must be pre-booked via Eventbrite here

Alternatively, you can email info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk  or phone 07516 662315. 

See more details here.

24 Mar 2019 Spring party 2019

The Our Voice Spring party will take place on Sunday 24th March 2019, 2-4pm at Russet House School. 

With all our usual fun activities (including soft play, sensory room, PS4, bouncy castle) plus arts and crafts, face-painting and a fantastic Marvel's magic show from the ever-popular Marvella. Food and drink will be provided. 

In honour of Mothers' day, there will be a small gift for each mum/carer and a few lucky mums will get the chance to have a relaxing Reiki treatment. 

For more details see our flyer. 

24 Feb 2019 Family Fun Day

Our next family fun day takes place on Sunday 24th February, 2.30 - 4.30 pm at Russet House School, Autumn Close, Enfield, EN1 4JA. 

Join us for a fun and inclusive event for children and young people with disabilities living in Enfield, their parents, carers and brothers and sisters. 

Bouncy castle, sensory room, soft play, entertainer, PS4, playground (weather permitting), coffee and tea for the adults and more! 

For more information see our flyer

5 Feb 2019 Our Voice Parents' Conference 5th and 6th Feb 2019

The Our Voice Parents' Conference takes place 5th and 6th February, and booking is now open. 

See our information brochure for more information including a full agenda and workshop options. Please book day 1 (5th February) here and day 2 (6th February) here

This event represents an exceptional opportunity to hear from and talk to the Heads of all the key departments supporting SEND issues and other key professionals. We have listened to your feedback from last year, and as a result (and because we have been fortunate to secure additional funding from the Angle House Foundation) we will be holding the conference over two days and allowing more time for informal networking.

Tuesday 5th February   10 am to 2.30 pm (registration from 9.30) - Updates from Service area Heads followed by a Q&A panel session. The option to book one-to-one sessions with professionals to discuss specific issues and concerns relating to your child and a choice of different workshops - 'Positive Behaviour Support' or 'Finding SEND information', followed by 'Speech and Language' or 'Moving on'. Details of all these options are in our information brochure

Wednesday 6th February 10 am to 1 pm (registration from 9.30) - On the second day of the conference we are delighted that the Leader of Enfield Council, Councillor Nesil Caliskan will be coming along to talk to us about her plans for SEND funding, and to listen to the views of parents and other interested parties. As you know, SEND funding has come under huge pressure in recent years, so it is essential that we all make the most of this unique opportunity to give this feedback directly to the Council Leader as she considers her budget decisions.

Booking for this event is now open. 

Please book day 1 (5th February) here and day 2 (6th February) here

Thank you to our generous sponsors, the Angle House Foundation. 

27 Jan 2019 Family Fun days Spring 2019

The next Our Voice Family Fun days will take place on 27th January and 24th February 2019. 

See flyer for details. 

3 Jan 2019 Pantomime

Our Voice members and their families are invited to join us for a special relaxed performance of Beauty and the Beast at Millfield Theatre.

This is an Our Voice members-only event for which we have limited seats. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis (maximum of 5 per family). Tickets are only £7.50 per person.

See flyer for more details. 

9 Dec 2018 Christmas Party

The Our Voice Christmas party will take place on Sunday 9th December. Please join us for a Christmas party for all our wonderful children! 

There will be a fantastic animal show, an entertainer, bouncy castle and lots of other fun activities. Plus light refreshments. 

At Russet House School, Autumn Close, Enfield, EN1 4JA

2.30 to 4.30 pm. Sunday 9th December.

The event is free but we suggest a donation of £1 per person. 

Numbers are limited so please book your places early in order to avoid disappointment - book by phone on 07516 662315 or email on info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk

For more information please see our flyer