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The NNPCF and the NHS Long Term Plan Update

An update on the NHS Long Term Plan The NHS Long Term plan was published in January this year. The plan contains many goals that are both welcome and necessary to the lives of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). For example: Funding for children and young people’s mental health […]

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Does your forum want the Department for Education to know how implementation of the reforms is working in your Local Area? As you will remember, we ran surveys on behalf of the Department for Education in the Spring and Summer of 2014, asking you about your local area’s readiness for the Special Educational Needs and […]

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Resources for Forums

Parent Carer Participation Handbook The parent carer participation handbook is useful for anyone involved in running a forum. The handbook includes information on all aspects of running a forum including: getting started, policies, governance finances including paying parents working as a team, managing conflict reaching and consulting with parents working with local authorities & health […]

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The Role of National Parent Carer Participation Partners

The NNPCF Steering Group has today published a position statement on the role of National Parent Carer Participation Partners. The NNPCF Steering Group has been considering the position of the local Parent Carer Forum’s as well as the Steering Group in this time of potential change with the contract of the national role for the […]

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Headlines from the NNPCF Steering Group meeting – June 2014

“By way of improving our communications to Forums we thought that one way of  keeping you informed of the work we are doing on your behalf is to send out a short bulletin after each Steering Group meeting. The idea is to highlight some of the main subject’s we were discussing without bombarding you with […]

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Paediatric Disability Data Project

We could not have produced a glossary of terminologies that describe the multi-faceted complexity of disabled children and young people without parent involvement. Having a parent in the development group kept us all focused on the task in hand and meant that the final glossary is comprehensive and clear to understand, capturing not only diagnoses, […]

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NNPCF says “Hello” to the Children and Families Act 2014

Much has been written and said about the Children and Families Act 2014 from its fledgling beginnings as the Green Paper, up to the Royal assent in March and now during the implementation phase. The NNPCF Steering Group felt that it is now appropriate to properly establish our views about the Act. This we hope […]

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