A parent carer forum is a group of parents and carers of disabled children who work with local authorities, education settings, health providers and other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families.
Our forum lead this work and listen to the views of other parents in the local area to make sure they know what is important to them. Our forum is keen to hear from as many parent carers as possible.
This month the forum will be joined by Independent Educational Psychologist, Lorna Selfe and Margy Whalley CBE, Cathy Williams: SEN Team Manager (Herefordshire Council) and Amanda Price: Children’s Commissioning and Contracts Lead (Herefordshire Council).
WHO CAN JOIN A PARENT CARER FORUM?
Parents or carers of a child with any type of additional need or disability are welcome to join. Joining our forum does not mean you have to commit lots of time.
Read parent participation stories, where parents explain why they got involved and what it involved.
The forum represents the views of parents in the local area but does not advocate for individual families.
NATIONAL NETWORK OF PARENT CARER FORUMS (NNPCF)
The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is made up of all of the parent carer forums from across England. The NNPCF ensures that local parent carer forums are aware of national developments. It promotes opportunities for the voice of parent carers to influence at a national level.
The NNPCF works closely with the Department for Education, the Department of Health, and other partner organisations to improve outcomes for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs and their families.