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Category Archives: Consultations

School Exclusions Review – NNPCF Response

In response to the schools exclusions review that has been taking place, the NNPCF asked its members to contribute towards a national response. A survey was sent out to all parent carer forums to offer them an opportunity to participate in our national response. 22%  of Parent Carer Forums responded to our survey informing our […]

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SEND Inquiry Launched

The NNPCF welcome the Education Committee Inquiry launched yesterday exploring the impact of the Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms implemented in 2014. This inquiry provides an opportunity for parent carer forums to reflect on the successes of the implementation of the SEND reforms as well as identify the areas where improvements are still to […]

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Reviewing the outcomes of and support for Children In Need

All disabled children are Children in Need. The Government is driving forward wide-ranging children’s social care reforms to improve children’s safety and stability. Their ambition is also be for Children in Need to achieve their full potential.   The Department for Education has committed to review support for Children in Need to understand why their outcomes […]

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NNPCF Respond to Social Work England Consultation

The NNPCF have responded to the Social Work England consultation on the secondary legislative framework. To view a full copy of our response please click here. As parents of children and young people with SEND we want our children to have the same opportunities as their peers, to live full and rewarding lives. Disabled children […]

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School Exclusions Review

The NNCF welcome the planned review into school exclusions to be led by Edward Timpson, the former Minister for Children and Families. Over the last year, Parent Carer Forums have been raising concerns with the NNPCF about the issue of school exclusions for children and young people with SEND. The NNPCF have raised the issue […]

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NNPCF Respond to CYP Green Paper on Mental Health

The NNPCF have responded to the Children and Young People Green Paper on Mental Health. To view a full copy of our response please click here. CAMHS – Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Services is a key area of focus for the NNPCF. The government is asking people for their views on a green […]

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NNPCF respond to the Governments Blue Badge Consultation

The NNPCF have today responded to the Department for Transport’s Blue Badge consultation. To view a full copy of our response please click here. The Department for Transport are proposing changes to the eligibility criteria for the Blue Badge scheme to include people with non-physical conditions. This is part of the government’s objective to ensure […]

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Department for Transport – Blue Badge Consultation

The Department for Transport are proposing changing the eligibility criteria for the Blue Badge scheme to include people with non-physical conditions. This is part of the government’s objective is to ensure that those people with the greatest need have access to badges, whilst ensuring the scheme remains sustainable.   The consultation can be accessed here: […]

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Consultation – SEND Mediation: Practice standards, system accreditation, and approval of training courses

The NNPCF would like to ask local parent carer forums to respond to the following consultation on the practice standards, system for accreditation and the approval of training courses in relation to SEND mediation. The online survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NVMZDJK and closes on Friday 2nd February 2018. The draft standards can be accessed […]

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