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This event is FREE TO ATTEND for members and will be held in the Guildhall (City Centre) PL1 2AA. There is no parking on site. Please note - you will need to choose lunch and talks for each person attending.

To register as a Member

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To register as a Non-Member

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Free refreshments and lunch available FREE throughout the day for PPCV members and up to 2 guests per membership. Please make sure you book your lunch options. Information about each talk is provided below and you'll be able to choose your talks when your register for this event.

We are asking you to arrive between 9am & 10am to check in but you will be able to check in after this. Please bring with you, your e-ticket confirmation which will be sent to you via email after registering for this event.


9:30am Talks

Preventing Sexual Abuse - NSPCC

The session will cover – how, why and when to talk with your children about healthy relationships. This will include online safety and healthy sexual development.

16 - 25 Pathways

Livewell Information on the 16- 25 pathway through Livewell

New School Update

Special Partnership Trust An update on the new free school. Where it will be and the approximate time line to opening

Short Course - PIAS

A talk on the different short courses that are available to families to support different aspects of parenting

10:30am Talks

Apprenticeships - Sharron Robbie

Sharron Robbie MBE, Managing Director, Devon & Cornwall Training Providers Network will be talking about Apprenticeships, and how these can be accessed and the breadth of offer available across the City. In addition, Sharron will touch on supported internships and Apprenticeships, as well as traineeships and other post-16 routes, which will be of interest to SEND learners, their parents and carers.

EP Service - Clare Hetherington

What the role of the EP service is with in schools and what they do in the EHCP process.

Child Disability Living Allowance - Rebecca Ellis

This talk is an over view on claiming Personal Independence Payment and on claiming Child Disability Living Allowance.

Early Years Graduated Approach - Jenny Hutton

How the Early Years Graduated Approach is used to support early years children.

12:30PM Talks

14+ LD Health Check - DR Rachel Gaywood

14+ Annual Health checks, the LD register and what schools and families can do to help?

Choosing and Early Years setting - Carolyn Carter

How a parent chooses childcare, where they can look to find out about childcare, childcare entitlements and financial support.

Young Peoples Involvement - PIAS

A talk about how young people can be involved with the decision making that impacts on them and YOUTH ASCENDS with strategic decision input.

What is Neurodiversity - James Cook and Tara Vassallo

An overview of neurodiversity and what it is made up from.

1:30PM Talks

Annual Reviews - Amanda Paddison

A look at AR's and how to get the best out of them for your child / young person.

Meeting Support - PIAS

This talk will be tips on how to run a meeting with other professionals.

Start for Life - Family Hubs - Sally Kendrick

An overview of the Start for life and family hubs programme and what it will mean for communities, families and children.


What is a Parent Carer Forum and how you can be involved!


Stalls & Exhibitors

Here are some of the organisations attending this event.

  • Princes Trust

  • InFocus

  • Horizons

  • CSW People Developers

  • Pluss Learning Disability Training Team

  • Kooth & Qwell

  • Shared Lives South West

  • Creative Curiosities SW

  • PIAS

  • Sensory Solutions, Improving Lives Plymouth


  • Plymouth City Council

  • Skills Launchpad

  • Eat That Frog

  • City College

  • Routeways

  • Plymouth Mayflower Specials

  • Friends & Families

  • Exim Dance Company

  • The Co-operative Band

  • The Dove Project

  • Barnardo's Children's Centre

  • Moorvision

  • Achievement Training

  • Improving Lives Plymouth

  • Livewell South West

  • University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

  • No Limits, Plymouth City Council, Youth Service

  • Family Breaks Devon, Action for Children.

  • Argyle Community Trust