A round-up of the important work of parent carer forums

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Thursday 18 May 2023

Tags: parent carer forums, Participation, round-up

Building relationships, reaching out to underrepresented communities and inclusivity training for SENCOs.

As the Department for Education’s delivery partner supporting strategic parent carer participation in England, we like to shout about the amazing work parent carer forums do every day across the country.

Firstly, congratulations to Blackburn with Darwen Parents in Partnership for their great work on their area’s Disability Information Day. This event brought together children and adults with local providers, such as the NHS and other voluntary services. The event helped the forum meet parent carers, increase their membership, promote their role, and build relationships with local partners. 

A big thank you to Westminster Parents Participation Group, Brighton Parent Carers’ Council, and Swindon SEND Families Voice. They came together to share some of the ways they have reached out to their underrepresented communities.  We recorded the session, which you can now watch it on our Youtube channel.

SEND Alliance Cumbria created some great videos to help with their recruitment and welcoming and supporting their volunteers as part of their induction.

And finally, congratulations to the forum in Liverpool Parents and Carers (LivPac). They have been nominated for a ‘National Diversity Award’ in the ‘community organisations for disability’ section. Find out more about these awards, nominate an organisation or cast a vote. If any other forums have also been nominated, please let us and other forums know.