Upcoming Events in 2021



Past Events in 2021

NOV 8- Coffee and Cake - parents and carers were invited to come along and share their experiences of BCP & CCG SEND Services with us

Parent Carers Together hosted this event at the Somerford Family Hub, Draper Road, Christchurch, BH23 3AS


JUNE 24- Bournemouth & Poole College Open Day

Our stand at the Lansdowne site

Nikki, one of our co-chairs at the North Site.


April 1- Parent Carers Together Second Birthday! 



Jan 20th-March 30th- SENDiass4BCP and Parent Carers Together virtual drop in sessions.

5 sessions held between January and March. They were to all BCP parents and carers whose child/young person has SEND.

Poster details 



Past Events in 2020

OCT 5- Parent Carers Together Virtual Coffee and Chat Session

Session was for those parents and carers who were  interested in becoming a volunteer representative


MARCH 1- Parent Carers Together First Birthday! 


FEB 18- Diverse Abilities Information and Advice Day, Wimborne.

Parent Carers Together had an information table at this event and were joined by other organisations including: CRISP, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, Remap, Prama Life and Wessex Drive Ability. 



Past Events in 2019

NOV 28 - Preparing for Adulthood Workshop, Wimborne.

A jointly organised workshop with Parent Carers Together and Dorset Parent Carer Council for the benefit of local parent and carers.

Group photo of people around a table


NOV 26 & 27 - Expert Parent Programme - Wimborne and Dorchester.

A one day programme rolled delivered over two separate days. This programme was jointly organised with Parent Carers Together and Dorset Parent Carer Council and delivered by the Council for Disabled Children to parents and carers to build resilience and confidence when engaging with health professionals and to gain a better understanding how the health system works.

Parent feedback:

"I really enjoyed this course thank you"

"Interactive session.. really interesting!"

"Brilliant talk by passionate informed people"


The pictures below show a post-it note exercise we did, and the poster explaining a bit more about the day.

post-it note exercise at expert parent day
Expert Parent Day Poster

NOV 27 - Christmas Shopping Event, Haskins.

Parent Carers Together had the pleasure in joining Autism Wessex and Haskins Ferndown for a Special Christmas Event for children and young people with additional needs. The evening was quiet and relaxing and there was a coloring station, a balloon entertainer and Santa himself.
Parents and carers were invited to write a gift tag for our tree with anything good or bad about local sen services or their wish for sen services in the future.
People's views of the evening:
“Was wonderful!”
“Looks very lovely and Christmassy!”
“It was incredible seeing *** be herself and having fun instead of usual anxious ridden frightened girl”

Dean hanging tag on tree

OCT 3, 4, 7 & 11 - Transition into Adulthood Workshop

This workshop was delivered over four separate days in four locations- Ferndown, Littledown, Blandford and Dorchester. The workshops were jointly organised with Parent Carers Together and Dorset Parent Carer Council and delivered by Disability Rights Uk and Ansbury Guidance.

The workshop was aimed primarily at parent carers with young people ages 13-25 to give a greater understanding of post 16 education, training and work options.

Parent Views:

"Feel empowered"

"I have loved..this course. We need more of this as carers/parents".

"I found it very helpful that others are going through the same things"


presenter and attendees at the workshop
Littledown transition into adulthood workshop

JULY 13 - Time To Talk

We said that parents and carers wanted more opportunities to talk and share experiences with the Local Authority SEND leadership team, and as a result, BCP now offers 'Time to Talk' events for parents, carers and young people.

leaflet flyer for Time to Talk event