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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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IAS Programme Minimum Standards Consultation

Following a meeting between NNPCF Steering Group Members and Daisy Russell about the Independent Advice & Support Programme, please find details of a consultation draft of the new minimum standards for Information Advice and Support Services (IASS, sometimes known as SENDIASS), a definition of advocacy as used by IASS and a feedback survey: https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/information-advice-and-support-services-network/resources/minimum-standards-iass-draft-consultation These […]

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Review of School Exclusions

On Wednesday 27th June, NNPCF co-chairs Maureen Morris and Mrunal Sisodia attended a roundtable meeting of the school exclusions review being chaired by Edward Timpson. The review has been set up by the Department for Education to explore how head teachers use exclusions in practice and why some groups of pupils (including those with SEND) […]

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Building better employment opportunities for young people with SEND

Following on from feedback at the NNPCF conference last year which identified employment opportunities as a leading concern for parent carer forums, this week, Mrunal Sisodia spoke to a conference for Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Community Partners. The DWP has commissioned community partners across the country to build links with local groups and […]

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NNPCF Responds to the SEND Inquiry

The NNPCF has today submitted their written evidence to the Education Committee Inquiry into support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  You can read more about this Inquiry by clicking the link below. https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/news-parliament-2017/special-educational-needs-and-disability-launch-17-19/ In line with the general practice of select committees, we are not permitted to share […]

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