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Category Archives: NNPCF Announcements

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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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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DfE announce additional capital funding for SEND pupils

The NNPCF are pleased to see a commitment to SEND pupils being demonstrated by the additional capital funding announced to support the development of specialist facilities or placements for children with SEND. Parent Carer Forums are identified as a crucial partner within the commissioning process when LAs look towards spending their allocated funding. We encourage […]

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NNPCF Steering Group meets Minister Nadhim Zahawi

Yesterday, the NNPCF Steering Group Members spent two hours with Nadhim Zahawi, the Undersecretary of State for Children and Families. First the NNPCF Co-Chairs participated in a Stakeholders Roundtable which saw a selection of representatives from SEND sector groups and services including; children and young peoples groups, schools, colleges, and charities. Everyone in the room […]

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