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Category Archives: NNPCF Announcements

Letter to the Minister

You will remember that Dame Christine Lenehan undertook a review into the placement of children in Residential Schools called “Good Intentions, Good Enough?” The report made a number of recommendations including the setting up of a SEND System Leadership  Board with an independent chair. Ministers from the Department for Education  (DfE) and Department of Health […]

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State of the Nation Report 2019

This year the NNPCF has refreshed our report looking at the State of the nation, reflecting on the feedback received around the experiences of families and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) around the country. It focuses on the experiences a year after the end of the of […]

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December 2018 Educational Select Committee

In April 2018 the Education Select Committee launched the Special educational needs and disabilities enquiry. As part of this the committee have been hearing evidence from various individuals, groups and organisations. The inquiry is intended to review the success of wide-reaching changes to the SEND system introduce in 2014. This includes how they have been […]

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Damien Hinds speech to National Association of Headteachers

Secretary of State for Education recognises the resourcing pressures on Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and launches a call for evidence on SEND funding. On the 3rd May the Secretary of State for Education spoke to the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT). In his speech, he focused on the funding challenges being […]

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Campaigning and Parent Carer Forums

In August of last year we released our coproduced guidance document called ‘Coproduction & Campaigning‘. Please read the news item to see the full details. Briefly, the document sought to clarify the position Parent Carer Forums find themselves in within satisfying their Participation Grant, administered by Contact on behalf of the Department for Education, and […]

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National Audit Office Inquiry – NNPCF Response

Towards the end of 2018 the National Audit Office opened an inquiry into the ‘Support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities’. This inquiry will focus on whether the Department for Education supports pupils with special educational needs and disabilities effectively. It will also bear in mind the effectiveness of connections between education, health and […]

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Secretary of State for Education announcements – NNPCF response

On Sunday 16th December, the Secretary of State for Education Damien Hinds made a number of key announcements relating to SEND, details of which can be found on the DfE website. In response NNPCF Co-chair, Mrunal Sisodia said:  We welcome the news that the Secretary of State for Education has responded to calls from the […]

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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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