Learning and events for parent carer forums in England

Upcoming Webinars

NNPCF strategy webinar 2: The Future of the NNPCF

Join us for a webinar on Oct 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM BST. Register now!  Download the full flyer for this webinar.

Decision making for adults lacking capacity

Join us for a webinar on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM BST. Register now!

The Webinar, to be presented by Helen Smith Solicitor with Irwin Mitchell LLP, will cover an introduction to the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Court of Protection and the legal framework in place from a health and welfare perspective. This includes decisions made on behalf of incapacitated individuals in relation to care, residence, contact, sexual relations and marriage. The seminar will also cover the principle of 'best interests' and the decision making process generally for individuals who lack capacity. We will cover what happens when disputes arise as to 'best interests' and issues surrounding deprivation of liberty.

Continuing Healthcare

Join us for a webinar on Nov 07, 2017 at 12:30 PM GMT. Register now!

The Webinar, to be presented by Rachael Smurthwaite Solicitor with Irwin Mitchell LLP, focus on:

  • Entitlement to continuing healthcare.
  • Assessing eligibility - the different stages of a Continuing Healthcare assessment.
  • The appeal process should such an assessment result in a negative outcome.
  • Considerations/common problems.

New to webinars?

A webinar is a presentation live on the internet. You will be able to hear presentations live, follow the slides and submit questions for the presenters to answer. You will need a home computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone. You can also join via telephone, although you won't be able to see the presentation or submit questions.

Read this information and guidance document [PDF].

Details of further upcoming webinars are regularly updated on this page. You can find recordings of previous webinars on our resources page.

Save the Date - National Contact a Family and NNPCF Parent Carer Participation Conference

The conference will be taking place on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November 2017 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. See further information here. Booking details to follow soon.

Training Marketplace

Please see our online Training Marketplace [PDF], which lists courses and trainers who either we have used or who come recommended by other forums and groups. Browse through the training courses grouped by training provider or review the course titles and further details on each training course.

If you are a trainer who is interested in joining our marketplace, please email Helen Reid at helen.reid@contact.org.uk, who will be able to explain more about our quality assurance process.

We would also welcome contact from parent carer forums and other organisations who offer training to parent carer forums and voluntary organisations, in order to make your training available to others.

View the requirements for being on our training provider list [.docx], which includes providing feedback received about courses from a forum or volunteer group previously in receipt of the training. Alternatively contact Helen Reid at helen.reid@contact.org.uk for more information.