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NNPCF CoChairs meet with Nadhim Zahawi

On Thursday 18th July NNPCF CoChairs Tina Emery and Mrunal Sisodia met with Nadhim Zahawi, the Undersecretary of State for Children and Families. In the meeting, Tina and Mrunal, discussed our recent State of the Nation report with the Minister. He indicated he was familiar with the issues raised in our report (the NNPCF and […]

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New Co-Chair

On Friday 5th July, the NNPCF steering group appointed Tina Emery, the regional steering group member for the South West region as new NNPCF co-chair. Tina replaces Maureen Morris who stepped down from the position. Mrunal Sisodia, the other NNPCF cochair, said, “I am really pleased to welcome Tina to the role and having worked […]

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How does the NNPCF promote co-production?

One of our co-chairs has been working with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists on initiatives to promote coproduction. We have captured this work in a case study which can be viewed in the attached document.

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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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