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Category Archives: Position Statement

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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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 “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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New funding boost for pupils with SEND – NNPCF Steering Group Statement

The NNPCF Steering Group welcome the Department for Education’s announcement on Saturday morning (4th March 2017) of £215m to help local authorities create additional places and improve facilities in all schools across the country. The NNPCF co-chairs were involved in confidential conversations with the Department for Education to agree how to co-produce the use of […]

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NNPCF Position Statement – Renewed Focus on Culture and other Changes to Improve Lives and Outcomes of CYP with SEND

Recent comments on social media were discourteous and offensive towards Parent Carers and Children and Young People with SEND. Parent Carer Forums across England are working hard with their Local Authorities and Education, Health and Social Care employees, many of whom, like us are striving to effectively embrace and are working towards the real change […]

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NNPCF Position Statement: White Paper for Education

The NNPCF Steering Group have today published their position statement on the White Paper for Education entitled ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’ (Published 15 March 2016). The White Papers sets out the Governments vision for Education. The Steering Group recognises that this paper has raised some anxiety on what this means for our Children and Young People […]

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NNPCF Position Statement: BACD and BACCH Survey

BACCH and BACD Survey: Impact of austerity measures on families with disabled children In response to the British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) and British Association for Community Child Health (BACCH) survey, and the recent news coverage, the NNPCF Steering Group has today published a position statement on the findings from this survey. The national […]

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NNPCF Position Statement – Post 16

What is the role of parent carers when their child reaches the age of 16? The NNPCF Steering Group are today publishing a position statement on the Post 16 issues. As parent/carers we know that moving from children’s to adults’ services can be very difficult.  One of the key parts of the Children & Families […]

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