Parent and Carers Advisors
Parent and Carer Advisors (PACA), is a participation and support group for parents and carers whose children or young people access services in Surrey. These services include, Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health, Targeted Youth Support, Pupil Referral Units and Social Care Services.
PACA is facilitated by the User Voice and Participation Team. PACA meet regularly to ensure their voices are heard to positively shape the services that their children and young people access.
PACA is also a great, safe space for parent and carers to talk and get to know other parent and carers who may be facing similar situations.
PACA is participant led, the contents of each meeting is decided by the attendees, targeting any specific topics they would like to be discussed.
If you are a parent or carer with a child accessing services and would like your voice heard or would like to meet others who maybe in similar situations then please contact The User Voice and Participation Team!
Or alternatively you can fill out short survey and one of the team will be in touch shortly about future events!
“I am just so lucky to have the UVP Team and PACA!”PACA Member
Resources for Parent & Carers
Adolescent Webinar Workshops on Emotional Wellbeing
The Early Intervention Team have put together a series of webinars for schools, young people and parents on a variety of wellbeing topics such as:
- Anxiety & in relation to Covid
- Transition & in relation to Covid
- Low Mood
- Self Esteem & Self Confidence
- Anger Management
Check out their leaflet below for more information and the workshops!
CAMHS Early Intervention – Anxiety and Transition in relation to COVID-19
CAMHS Early Intervention Team have put together a series of videos for Parents on anxiety, strategies to manage anxiety, anxiety in the context of Covid 19, transitions to a new School and returning to School following lockdown & Covid 19. Check it out by clicking on the link below!
CAMHS & CFHS Back to School Resource Pack for Parents
Are you worried about transitioning back to school/college/university after the school holidays? 73% of young people responded yes. To help support parents, CAMHS and Children and Family Health Surrey have created this useful resource pack about transitioning back to school. Click the link below to find out more information!