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NNPCF supports a letter to the Prime Minister and Chancellor

A letter published by a coalition of childrens organisations is calling for improved prioritisation of children and young people within government spending. Mrunal Sisodia and Maureen Morris, NNPCF Co-Chairs, have added their signatures on behalf of the NNPCF and its membership to the letter (letter to ministers sept 2018). This letter highlights the need for […]

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Minister Nadhim Zahawi meets Parent Carer Forums

Children with SEND and their families are facing an incredibly challenging environment. Cuts to local services, problems with joint working across agencies, increasing concerns about the experiences of children with SEND in mainstream schools, and poor opportunities for children leaving education have meant the work of Parent Carer Forums is more relevant than ever before. […]

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NNPCF Input into the NHS 10 year plan

To mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS in July, the Prime Minister announced an extra £20 billion of funding between now and 2023. In return, she asked the NHS to develop a new 10 year plan for health provision. Sir Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England has been tasked with developing this […]

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Local Area Inspections of SEND – updates to processes

The NNPCF have been involved in conversations with Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, and Department for Education officials to relay and understand some of the concerns and comments our member parent carer forums, and their communities, have been raising about the SEND inspection process. These conversations have led to changes in the process and further clarification […]

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Coproduction and campaigning – a guidance document

Contact and the NNPCF have coproduced a guidance document to help parent carer forums in working alongside campaign groups. It can be really challenging in the current landscape where funding restrictions are threatening services that our families rely on whilst trying to work closely with local area partners to improve these services. A Parent Carer […]

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Blue Badge Consultation – Response and Outcome

The Department for Transport has released the summary of responses and their outcomes to the Blue Badge Scheme Consultation. The full response can be read on their website. We are pleased to see the outcomes reflect that consideration of health conditions on a person ‘when walking’ rather than a blanket statement of ability to walk […]

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Young Peoples Mental Health Green Paper – Government Response

The Department of Health and Social Care has published the government’s response to the consultation which we contributed to. They received over 2,700 responses to the consultation. This has helped them to develop the approach to how the department will transform children and young people’s mental health provision. The department will be sharing about the full […]

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SEN Support Talking Point and latest SEND data

The NNPCF have developed our SEN Support Talking Point . This reflects upon statistics released from the DfE in January 2018 alongside other data sources and our own members survey carried out this year, all are cited within the talking point. The highlights of our report include: Concerns raised by parent carer forums about the […]

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