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Category Archives: Participation Opportunities

Building better employment opportunities for young people with SEND

Following on from feedback at the NNPCF conference last year which identified employment opportunities as a leading concern for parent carer forums, this week, Mrunal Sisodia spoke to a conference for Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Community Partners. The DWP has commissioned community partners across the country to build links with local groups and […]

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NNPCFs developing work with the Department of Work and Pensions

On Tuesday 2nd May NNPCF co-chairs, Maureen Morris and Mrunal Sisodia, met with the Disabilities Minister, Sarah Newton. In our first meeting with a Minister from the Department of Work and Pensions, we introduced the work of parent carer forums and the NNPCF. The Minister had a good understanding of the challenges that families with […]

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NNPCF Steering Group meets Minister Nadhim Zahawi

Yesterday, the NNPCF Steering Group Members spent two hours with Nadhim Zahawi, the Undersecretary of State for Children and Families. First the NNPCF Co-Chairs participated in a Stakeholders Roundtable which saw a selection of representatives from SEND sector groups and services including; children and young peoples groups, schools, colleges, and charities. Everyone in the room […]

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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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Paul Soames Awarded OBE

Contact a Family patron and former Deputy Chief Executive, Paul Soames, has been awarded an OBE for services to children and families. Paul’s award was announced in the Queen’s birthday honours list published on 17 June and celebrates over 30 years’ dedicated service to Contact a Family and our work supporting UK families with disabled […]

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NNPCF Annual Report 2016

The NNPCF are delighted to present their Annual Report for 2016. The fourth report from the NNPCF provides information about the NNPCF and outlines an account of our activities, achievements and experiences since the previous report published in October 2015. As ever, we would like to take this time to thank all the Parent Carer Forums […]

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What Next For Participation?

On 1 November 2016, 211 attendees from 86 parent carer forums from across England met to discuss ‘What’s Next for Participation?’ at our annual joint NNPCF and Contact a Family Parent Carer Participation Conference. The event celebrated the progress that has been made now that parent carers are at the heart of the decision-making process […]

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