2020 Contact & NNPCF Virtual National Parent Carer Forums’ Conference

30th November - 4th December, 1st ever virtual national Parent Carer Forums' conference

Join us for an exciting programme of events based on the priorities of parent carer forums.

Please see the below list of sessions available for you to join as part of our first ever Virtual Conference week.

Some of the sessions will be delivered via GoToWebinar (and will be interactive via the GoTo software) whilst others are being delivered via Zoom and will be also be interactive.  A full description of each of the sessions is available via the Registration Links shown below.

Monday 30th November

Introduction and welcome to the 2020 Virtual Contact/NNPCF conference week.  View the recording of the session.

Keynote address and Q&A with Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, member of SAGE Children's Task and Finish Group and Chair of the NHSE Children and Young People's Stakeholder Council.  View the recording of the session.

Keynote address and Q&A with Ray James (Head of LDA at NHS England) and Sue North (Head of Children's LDA programme.) View the recording of the session.

'Wellbeing and Resilience in trying times' with Karen Hoe. View the recording of the session. Awaiting recording of the session.

Tuesday 1st December

Developing a system of support that is fit for purpose with Huw Davies, Chief Executive, BASE. Awaiting presentation from this Zoom session.

Keynote speech, Justin Tomlinson MP, DWP Minister. Awaiting recording of the session.

19:00 - 20:00 - School exclusions and managed moves - DfE roundtable/'listening session'/workshop with Claire Hughes  - Policy Advisor for Exclusions at the DfE. Registration Link

Wednesday 2nd December

10:00 - 11:00 - The future of area SEND inspections, Presented by Nick Whittaker HMI, Specialist Adviser, Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, Ofsted. Registration Link

13:00 - 14:30 - Common myths in SEND law with Wendy Rainbow, Legal Team Manager, IPSEA. Registration Link

19:00 - 20:30 - Mental Health - what does it mean to you? Registration Link. NEW SESSION!

Thursday 3rd December  

10:00 - 11:30 - Diverse Community Engagement with Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi, Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist, Diversity Trust. Registration Link

14:00 - 15:30 - Engaging children and young people in effective decision-making Presented by Jo Carr, Senior Participation Development Officer, Council for Disabled Children, and Paul Crawte, Head of Young People's strategy, KIDS. Registration Link

19:00 - 20:00 - Introduction to Parent Carer Participation.  Presented by Ruth Hobbs, Chair of Somerset Parent Carer and Richard Jaramba, Chair of Leicester City Parent Carer Forum. Registration Link

Friday 4th December

10:00 to 11:30 - Restorative practice: Removing barriers to co-production using restorative approaches with Barry Jones. Registration Link

13:00 - 13:45 - Ministerial Keynote from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families and Q&A with DfE Deputy Director Suzanne Lunn. Registration Link

14:00 - 14:30 - Virtual Conference closing remarks and thanks. Registration Link


We look forward to you joining us for what promises to be a packed week of learning.