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Headlines from the NNPCF Steering Group Meeting – Sept 2016

September 19, 2016

The NNPCF Steering Group met on Tuesday 12th September – Wednesday 13th September 2016. Below we have listed some of the key headlines from the meeting:

Day One

  • Internal Steering Group training.
  • Dame Christine Lenehen, Director of Council for Disabled Children (CDC) joined the NNPCF Steering Group to discuss CDC’s upcoming training offer and how parents can get involved. We also discussed closer working between CDC and NNPCF at all levels. Christine explained the recent work she has undertaken for the Department of Health, which will be published soon, and is to be known as the Lenehen Report. As the report has yet to be reviewed by the Department of Health, who have commissioned the report, we are unable to tell you more at this stage, but will share as soon as we are able to do so.
  • Discussion with Gethyn Williams (Contact a Family) regarding upcoming contract discussions and updating the Memorandum of Understanding between Contact a Family and the NNPCF.

Day Two

  • Annual Conference Planning. We spent the day discussing themes, content and planning the agenda. We hope that the day will be informative and stimulating. We will be sharing with you, what has changed within the NNPCF Steering Group since last year, and what our expectations and planned focus is for the coming year.