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Steering Group Members

The Steering Group of the NNPCF is made up of appointed representatives from each of the nine regions. Due to the number of Local Authorities in the region, London has two representatives.

Steering Group Members aim to attend all Regional Network meetings with local forums, feeding back on national developments, as well as local and regional issues back to the NNPCF Steering Group to inform national discussions. They also participate in regional planning meetings at a strategic level and support the development of parent carer participation throughout their region.

The Steering Group Members are also responsible for representing the NNPCF on the national platform by promoting coproduction and championing parent carer forums. They are elected for a three year term and may choose to stand for a second successive term.

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Maureen Morris – Co-Chair & North East and Cumbria Regional Steering Group Member

Maureen was elected as regional steering group member in 2013 and later co-chair of the NNPCF in summer 2015.

Maureen is a founding member of Sunderland Parent Carer Forum, for which she is currently chair.

Maureen has a daughter with complex needs, including Autism and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.

To contact Maureen, please email northeast@nnpcf.org.uk

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Mrunal Sisodia – Co-Chair & East of England Regional Steering Group Member

Mrunal was elected as regional steering group member in early 2017 and elected as co-chair in the summer of 2017.

Mrunal has previously been chair of his local parent carer forum in Bedford Borough as well as having previously been co-chair of the Eastern Regional Parent Carer Forum Network.

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his work within the international finance sector.

To contact Mrunal, please email eastofengland@nnpcf.org.uk

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Kay Moore – Policy & Consultations Lead & London Regional Steering Group Member

Kay was elected as one of the two London regional steering group members and has also taken on the task of coordinating our national responses to Policy Consultation and other key consultation opportunities.

Kay is also Parent Participation Officer in her home authority of Bromley as well as holding a degree in Health and Social Care.

To contact Kay, please email london@nnpcf.org.uk

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Fazilla Amide – London Regional Steering Group Member

Fazilla was elected to the steering group in 2017. She has a background in HR, Training, and Change Management that bring with her 20 years of experience in working with global organisations.

Fazilla has a son with complex health needs and ASD. She is currently chair of her local parent carer forum in Enfield.

To contact Fazilla, please email london@nnpcf.org.uk

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Lara Roberts – Participation Lead & South East Regional Steering Group Member

Lara was elected to the regional role in 2015. She has extensive knowledge of the Children and Families Act 2014, delivering lectures to Trainee Social Workers at her local University as well as being extremely active within her region.

Lara also oversees our participation work, primarily supporting our team of National Representatives and ensuring all work streams we engage in meet the NNPCFs objectives and priorities.

To contact Lara, please email southeast@nnpcf.org.uk

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Tina Emery – South West Regional Steering Group Member

Tina was elected to the regional steering group role in 2017, she is currently one of the directors of Somerset Parent Carer Forum.

Tina has a background in education and residential social care and is very active in strategic work both locally and now regionally.

Tina has a teenage son with autism, dyslexia, and hyper-sensory disorder.

To contact Tina, please email southwest@nnpcf.org.uk

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Dave Nutting – East Midlands Regional Steering Group Member

Dave has recently returned to the steering group role following a short break. He has been involved in parent carer participation since the start of the Aiming High agenda back in 2007.

Dave is involved in Leicester City forum as an active steering group member, and previously as chair.

Dave has a son with multiple complexities, including Autism, ADHD and Epilepsy.

To contact Dave, please email eastmidlands@nnpcf.org.uk

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Zara Bowden – Communications Lead & West Midlands Regional Steering Group Member

Zara supports our communications and media channels. She provides support in managing our social media platforms and websites, alongside developing our annual conference and annual report in coproduction with our partners.

She is currently co-chair of her local forum and has been an active representative for them since 2012. She has a daughter with Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus in mainstream education.

To contact Zara, please email westmidlands@nnpcf.org.uk

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Julie Bruce – Yorkshire & Humber Regional Steering Group Member

Julie is coordinator of her local forum as well as chair of her local Healthwatch. She has a background in welfare services, and brings with her extensive knowledge, which she continues to develop whilst studying for an MA and PhD in Social Policy.

Julie has two sons she cares for with special educational needs/disabilities.

To contact Julie, please email yorksandhumber@nnpcf.org.uk

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Kath Bromfield – North West Regional Steering Group Member

Kath joined the steering group in 2017 but has been part of her own forum for some time, currently as chair.

Kath is a person centred planner, expert by experience, and a trainer across many parts of the SEND arena. Her depth of understanding of inclusion and coproduction has been an asset to the steering group.

She has four children, is an active member of her local community, and is governor at a local secondary school. Kath has worked in education, as a teacher, in the past.

To contact Kath, please email northwest@nnpcf.org.uk

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Region Representative NNPCF Email
North East & Cumbria Maureen Morris northeast@nnpcf.org.uk
Yorkshire & Humber Julie Bruce yorksandhumber@nnpcf.org.uk
North West Kath Bromfield northwest@nnpcf.org.uk
East Midlands Dave Nutting eastmidlands@nnpcf.org.uk
West Midlands Zara Bowden westmidlands@nnpcf.org.uk
Eastern England Mrunal Sisodia eastofengland@nnpcf.org.uk
London Kay Moore / Fazilla Amide london@nnpcf.org.uk
South East Lara Roberts southeast@nnpcf.org.uk
South West Tina Emery southwest@nnpcf.org.uk