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Category Archives: Social Care

Blue Badge Consultation – Response and Outcome

The Department for Transport has released the summary of responses and their outcomes to the Blue Badge Scheme Consultation. The full response can be read on their website. We are pleased to see the outcomes reflect that consideration of health conditions on a person ‘when walking’ rather than a blanket statement of ability to walk […]

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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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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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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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NNPCF Respond to Social Work England Consultation

The NNPCF have responded to the Social Work England consultation on the secondary legislative framework. To view a full copy of our response please click here. As parents of children and young people with SEND we want our children to have the same opportunities as their peers, to live full and rewarding lives. Disabled children […]

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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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Working Together to Safeguard Children: Changes to Statutory Guidance

The NNPCF have responded to a consultation on the changes to statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’. To view a copy of our full response please click here. The NNPCF welcome the provisions that establish new arrangements for child safeguarding partnerships between different agencies. We acknowledge previously published research which highlighted issues with the […]

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