Scilly’s Parent Carers Group Re-elects Committee Members

Children enjoying a Scilly Parent Carer Group workshop

Children enjoying a Scilly Parent Carer Group workshop

It’s business as normal for the islands’ Parent Carers group as the three key officers were re-elected at their AGM.

Melanie Downie remains as chair, Tracy Smith as secretary and Marion Gibson as treasurer.

The group was formed in 2009 and offers a united voice for 15 parents of children with special educational needs or disabilities. They have arranged and hosted parents’ workshops and art-activity learning sessions for children.

Last year, group member Tracy Smith told Councillors that the group’s focus is to break down barriers between parents and official services. They’ve recently been allowed a non-voting seat on the Council’s Children and Young Persons’ Committee.

Mel says they are planning an event in May to showcase the work they’ve done over the last 12 months.