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Category Archives: Health

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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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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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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Young Peoples Mental Health Green Paper – Government Response

The Department of Health and Social Care has published the government’s response to the consultation which we contributed to. They received over 2,700 responses to the consultation. This has helped them to develop the approach to how the department will transform children and young people’s mental health provision. The department will be sharing about the full […]

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NNPCF co-chairs meet with Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Health

On Monday 23rd April, NNPCF co-chairs Maureen Morris and Mrunal Sisodia met with Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Health. We were joined by Gail Walshe from Contact and Lorraine Mulroney from NHS England. In what was the first dedicated meeting the NNPCF have had with a Minister from the Department of Health, we explained […]

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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 Respond to CYP Green Paper on Mental Health

The NNPCF have responded to the Children and Young People Green Paper on Mental Health. To view a full copy of our response please click here. CAMHS – Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Services is a key area of focus for the NNPCF. The government is asking people for their views on a green […]

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Consultation – SEND Mediation: Practice standards, system accreditation, and approval of training courses

The NNPCF would like to ask local parent carer forums to respond to the following consultation on the practice standards, system for accreditation and the approval of training courses in relation to SEND mediation. The online survey can be accessed at and closes on Friday 2nd February 2018. The draft standards can be accessed […]

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