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Commons Select Committee Inquiry: Children and Young People with Mental Health issues – role of education

January 20, 2017

The NNPCF Steering Group have responded to the Commons Select Committee Inquiry on Children and Young People with Mental Health issues and the role of education.

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is made up made up of local Parent Carer Forums from across the 152 Local Authority Areas of England, and has a steering group which consists of 10 Parent Carer Representatives from each of the nine regions in England, and the Co-chairs of the Network.  Our current membership is in excess of 77,000 parent carers.  These parent carers representatives link into the regional Parent Carer Forum Networks,

The NNPCF Steering Group has where possible worked within their region to gather evidence to support our response to this call for evidence. We believe that our response helps to identify the most common experiences and views of Parent Carers of children and young people SEND (birth-25).

At the NNPCF Annual Conference in October 2015, delegates were asked to provide the Steering Group with their ‘Burning Issues’.  ‘Burning Issues’ were defined as being the most common and current issues that forums were focussing on at that time.  These issues were collated in a national report.

This report highlighted that CAMHs is a real problem for parents of children with SEND. To read and download a full copy of the NNPCF’s response please click here:

Commons Select Committee Inquiry CYP with Mental Health issues