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Category Archives: Position Statement

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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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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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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Special Education Consortium Position Statement on High Needs Funding

The Special Education Consortium have released their SEC position statement on high needs funding in response to the concerns being raised about High Needs Funding. NNPCF Co-Chairs were approached about supporting SEC in raising these concerns more formally, they have released the below statement for our member parent carer forums: After discussing it with the […]

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NNPCF “welcome the end of SEND Reform Implementation phase”

The NNPCF welcome the end of the implementation phase of the biggest change in SEND for 25 years. Until now, there has been a great deal of focus on reaching this milestone and we can now begin the hard work of embedding lasting changes that will make a real difference to children and young people […]

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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 funding boost for pupils with SEND – NNPCF Steering Group Statement

The NNPCF Steering Group welcome the Department for Education’s announcement on Saturday morning (4th March 2017) of £215m to help local authorities create additional places and improve facilities in all schools across the country. The NNPCF co-chairs were involved in confidential conversations with the Department for Education to agree how to co-produce the use of […]

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