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Category Archives: Coproduction

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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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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NHS Long Term Plan

Last month the NHS Long Term Plan was published. The NNPCF has been involved in some engagement events in the drafting of the plan. The plan does include more emphasis on learning disabilities and autism; a commitment to create a Children and Young People’s transformation programme; plans to create networks for children with long term […]

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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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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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Coproduction and campaigning – a guidance document

Contact and the NNPCF have coproduced a guidance document to help parent carer forums in working alongside campaign groups. It can be really challenging in the current landscape where funding restrictions are threatening services that our families rely on whilst trying to work closely with local area partners to improve these services. A Parent Carer […]

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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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