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Category Archives: Position Statement

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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NNPCF Position Statement – Renewed Focus on Culture and other Changes to Improve Lives and Outcomes of CYP with SEND

Recent comments on social media were discourteous and offensive towards Parent Carers and Children and Young People with SEND. Parent Carer Forums across England are working hard with their Local Authorities and Education, Health and Social Care employees, many of whom, like us are striving to effectively embrace and are working towards the real change […]

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NNPCF Position Statement: White Paper for Education

The NNPCF Steering Group have today published their position statement on the White Paper for Education entitled ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’ (Published 15 March 2016). The White Papers sets out the Governments vision for Education. The Steering Group recognises that this paper has raised some anxiety on what this means for our Children and Young People […]

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