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AGM & Annual Conference 2017

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.” Henry Ford

Days until Conference:

02Days 16Hours 34Minutes 41Seconds

Parent Participation is at a unique crossroads. The three-year implementation phase following the introduction of the Children and Families Act in will end in March 2018, and though we have achieved a great deal there is a still a lot to do to create the kind of cultural change across education, health and social care that we all want to see.
As we approach the ten year anniversary of Parent Carer Forum grants in 2018, this year’s conference will reflect back as well as looking forwards. Our new venue will allow us to accommodate more Forums than ever before, and the inclusion of an extra half day will give Forums, and the NNPCF, a dedicated space to consider our needs and plan ahead. Our conference will also role-model co-production in many areas, sending a powerful signal to our fellow travellers on this vital journey.
For the first time our conference is being co-produced by our planning group – Contact and the NNPCF working together with Seashell Trust, the Department for Education and NHS England. In designing the programme we have listened carefully to feedback from parent carer forums and arranged the conference around what we believe to be their key objectives:

  • to give Forums a high-profile national platform for their voices to be heard
  • to champion and role mode co-production in action
  • to leave plenty of time for networking and learning, and
  •  to respect your investment in attending – to ensure that doing so means your time and money are well spent.

We are committed to achieving this and we hope to see many of our parent carer forum representatives in Manchester this November.

Day 1: Monday 27 November 1pm – 5pm
Welcome and care | NNPCF AGM | Three Workshops, co-designed with Forums

Day 2: Tuesday 28 November 10am – 3pm
10am prompt start – arrive early!  | ‘State of the Nation’ overview from Planning Partners | Welcome from the Seashell Trust | Meet the NHS England Regional Leads | Keynote speakers (TBC) | Panel Q&A | Ministerial address (invited) | Information stands and Market Place

Registration, Booking and Logistics
Please complete and return the Booking Form and FAQs to

For further information about getting to the venue and locally recommended hotels please see Visiting the Etihad Stadium and hotel information

Take a look at last years highlights video for a better idea of what our AGM and Conference offers parent carer forums.