Merry Christmas to you all


Dear Friends and Colleagues

This comes as my last task of 2016 and yet again provides me with a space to reflect the work that we have all been involved in during 2016.

The CYPF Network has really established its self this year,  we have said hello to many new faces,  invited many more to come and share with us and you are all getting much better at following this blog!, it is always a joy to see a new name sign up knowing that you are getting the local, regional and national information you need to support you and keep you connected.

I am really proud of Working Together For Change- Dudley Parent Carer Forum and honoured to be able to work with such vibrant strong and caring parent carers, You are all making such a difference to the lives of families living with SEND.

The Voice of the Child has been a big part of my role this year and it is only with the contribution of so many officers from across the partnership and the young people themselves that all that has been achieved has been possible. Through all of this hard work we will be able to hear and act upon those young voices much more in 2017.

There have been ups and downs for you all and we know that 2017 will be no different but it is reassuring to know that I have the best possible job because I get to work with you amazing people!! you are creative, have an abundance of energy and a unrelenting desire to improve the lives of the children and young people of Dudley. For this I salute you all.

My final reflection comes with the love and thanks I would like to offer to a few people who continue to make me laugh, encourage me and who without I wouldn’t be able to fullfil this role, You know who you are and I THANK YOU!

I wish you all a season of peace, love, good cheer and merriment!

Can’t wait to do it all again in 2017





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