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NNPCF Annual Report 2017

The NNPCF are pleased to present their Annual Report for 2017. We would like to take this time to thank all the Parent Carer Forums across the country for their passion, commitment and zeal over the last 12 months. It has been a challenging climate and we are grateful that you are all travelling with […]

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Ofsted and CQC ‘One Year On Report’

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission have this month launched their “One Year On” report. This report is a reflection on their findings from the first 30 SEND area joint inspections to have been carried out in year one by the inspectorates. These inspections are designed to look at the response local areas are demonstrating to […]

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Reformed Functional Skills Mathematics and English Subject Content

The NNPCF has responded to a Government consultation on the reformed subject content for functional skills qualification in Mathematics and English. The Government is reforming functional skills qualifications to improve their relevance and content, and to build their recognition and credibility in the labour market. The reformed subject content consultation document asks questions on the proposed content for […]

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Returning to Work after Time out for Caring

The NNPCF has responded to a Government consultation on ‘Returning to Work after Time out for Caring‘. In the Spring Budget 2017, the Government committed “to promoting returnships to the public and private sector, helping people back into employment after a career break.” This commitment focusses on supporting returners, who are defined as those that have […]

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NNPCF responds to the Local Government Ombudsman Report.

Today BBC breakfast has run a story based on the Local Governments Ombudsman’s report into their first 100 investigations on Education Health Care Plans, of which 79% were upheld. The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) welcomes the report. Its findings emphasise our view that, in many areas, the culture and practice required by […]

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New Appointment in the South West

The NNPCF Steering Group are sad to say farewell to Doug Morris who is stepping down from his role as the South West Steering Group member this month. Doug has held the role for the last four years and has been a crucial part of the development of the NNPCF Health engagement pathways as well […]

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NNPCF London Region: Responds to London Specific Consultations

The NNPCF London Region has responded to two consultations this month: The Mayor’s Vision for London, and The London Assembly’s SEND Investigation. The NNPCF welcomes the Mayor’s vision for a diverse and inclusive city. At the NNPCF Annual Conference in October 2015, delegates were asked to provide the Steering Group with their ‘Burning Issues’. ‘Burning […]

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