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Participate

Participation is really important at Markfield, we want people that use Markfield to have an active role in deciding how we plan and deliver services. We have groups that help guide our work and give feedback about what it is like to come here.

Independent Young Advisors

Independent Young Advisors (IYA) are the youth steering group for the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice & Support Service (SENDIASS), funded by Haringey Council. They help guide the way the service is planned and delivered to young people.

How to Join

IYA is for young people aged 14 to 25 with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities who are passionate about young people having a say in decisions that affect them and are willing to work together with other young people to make things happen. The group meet monthly, on Saturdays 11.30am – 2.30pm
It is free to join IYA.  Please contact us if you would like to know more.

IYA have developed a guide for SEND Annual Review meetings. The guide highlights important considerations for planning and facilitating meetings in a way that are accessible and ensure children/young people can participate.

Download the IYA guide

MPower

MPower is our youth leadership group who run their own projects and campaigns to empower young people and make sure their voices are heard. They have won awards for their great achievements such as developing Markfield’s amazing adventure playground. They have also developed great projects for training disabled young people in Inclusion and Leadership.

MPower is for young people aged 14 to 25 with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities who are passionate about young people having a say in decisions that affect them and are willing to work together with other young people to make things happen. The group currently have funding to meet every other week, on Thursdays 6.30pm – 9pm from January to March 2017 It is free to join MPower

In 2015 MPower hosted an event with local councillors and local authority representatives to discuss issues facing young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities as they transition to adulthood.

“The event was good because I got the views of young people which were really interesting and made me think.” (Sean May Strategic Lead Manager, Haringey Youth, Community and Participation Service)

In 2017 MPower will be working together to complete funding applications and planning projects. MPower need to secure ongoing funding so that they continue their important work.

Markfield at Nite Committee

Markfield at Nite committee meet at least once a term to plan the use of their budget.
The group are responsible for planning trips, activities and events as well as inviting guest speakers to the Marlfield at Nite sessions which take place on Fridays at Markfield, during term time. Markfield at Nite is a club for Deaf, autistic or disabled adults. The committee is elected from members of the club.
Markfield at Nite vote in a new committee every 2 years in the autumn term.

Steering group of parent/carers

We are starting a steering group of parent/carers for the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service. The group will help guide the way the service is planned and delivered. The group will meet once a term on a Wednesday 10am – 12pm.

How to Join

The steering group is for any parent or carer of a child with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities in Haringey that can commit to attending the steering group meetings to give feedback and share ideas.
Contact us  if you would like to know more.

Are you a parent or carer that has used the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service?

Please give us your feedback!

If you are unable to join the steering group but have ideas about how we can improve the service, we want to hear from you.

You can leave feedback directly with our Family Team Administrator via email or phone or request an evaluation form. We will send you an evaluation form and FREEPOST addressed envelope to return to Markfield.

Contact

Familyadmin@markfield.org.uk  or call 0203 667 5233

IASS Steering Group

Haringey Involve

Markfield is the partner charity for the parent carer forum Haringey Involve. This forum is funded by the Department for Education and is part of the National Network of Parent Carer Forums. The role of parent carer forums is to promote parent carer participation in the way services are commissioned, planned and delivered to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs. Haringey Involve are a group of parent carers of children and young people in Haringey, aged 0-25 years, who have additional needs. The forum run information, consultation and discussion events, attend meetings with professionals to explain what parent carers and their children need and have representatives on strategic groups.

Markfield’s role is to help support the forum manage their grant and contract agreements. We offer expertise and resources to the parent volunteers that lead the forum.

Contact

Contact the forum to become a member; receive information and invitations to consultations and events. You can also become a more active member or join the steering group that organise the activity of the forum.
www.haringeyinvolve.com

info@haringeyinvolve.com

“The session was amazing. We were able to share our experiences and give our own opinions. It was nice because I don’t often open up and give my opinions.”