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Category Archives: Parent Carer Forum Information

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 Newsletter May 2018

The latest edition of the DfE Newsletter focuses on the Transfer from statement to EHCP deadline, EHE consultation, Education Select Committee Inquiry, and more. Whilst the NNPCF welcome the news that 98% of transfers were completed on time the focus now needs to be on delivering good quality and timely annual reviews. The annual review […]

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Independant Advice and Support Programme – Contract announcement

The Council for Disabled Children and Contact will be working in partnership for the next two years to deliver the Independent Advice and Support Programme on behalf of the Department for Education. The NNPCF are a member of the Independent Support advisory board and we are pleased that parent carers will continue to have a […]

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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 co-chairs meet with officials at the Department for Education

On Monday 23rd April, NNPCF co-chairs Maureen Morris and Mrunal Sisodia met with officials and advisers at the Department for Education. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discussed a number of the priorities that have been raised to the NNPCF Steering Group by our membership over the past few months. They shared the concerns raised by […]

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SEND Inquiry Launched

The NNPCF welcome the Education Committee Inquiry launched yesterday exploring the impact of the Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms implemented in 2014. This inquiry provides an opportunity for parent carer forums to reflect on the successes of the implementation of the SEND reforms as well as identify the areas where improvements are still to […]

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North East Regional Parent Carer Forum Network 3rd Annual Conference

The focus of this years conference was Health, Co-Production and Moving Forward. We are currently in a time of uncertainty for both parent carer forums and strategic partners as we are coming towards the end of the implementation phase of the SEND reforms, the final period of transforming care, recent changes in Government. The event […]

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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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Reviewing the outcomes of and support for Children In Need

All disabled children are Children in Need. The Government is driving forward wide-ranging children’s social care reforms to improve children’s safety and stability. Their ambition is also be for Children in Need to achieve their full potential.   The Department for Education has committed to review support for Children in Need to understand why their outcomes […]

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