News for forums
NEW! Quality Indicators for Co-production - a framework and self-evaluation tool.
Contact hosts the National Alliance for Partnership Working (NAPW), a consortium of delivery partners for the SEND reforms who have been working together to develop a common language around co-production.
Using the Quality Indicators of Co-production framework [.doc] should help develop a shared level of understanding and expectation to which all local area partners can aspire.
For more information or support to improve and develop co-production, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE: 9th 2019 National Contact and NNPCF Parent Carer Participation Conference
Wednesday 6th November 2019 - 1pm - 5pm tbc, AGM & workshops for Forums
Thursday 7th November 2019 - 10am - 3pm tbc, Conference & Guest Speakers
Conference Location: Central Chester
Confirmation of the location of the conference will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
We urge you to hold off booking travel and accommodation until you have confirmation of your place at the conference, once the full booking information is available.
Booking information and an FAQ document will be circulated in the next few weeks, with a full agenda closer to the date.
We are pleased to let you know that we will again be hosting the annual parent carer participation conference across 2 days. Parent carer forum representatives are invited to attend on both days but we will construct the agenda so that it is not essential that you do so.
We look forward to sharing more information about the location and conference agenda with you as it becomes available.
News from the National Event 2018
On the 22 November, 200 attendees representing 87 parent carer forums from across England attended Contact's and the NNPCF's annual Parent Participation conference in Coventry.
The Contact and NNPCF parent carer participation newsletter (England)
Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) produce a joint parent carer participation newsletter. Download the September edition or view in your web browser, or download the June edition or view in your web browser.
This newsletter contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about important changes across health services, special education and social care in England, news for local forums, the latest news from the NNPCF and opportunities for forums to participate. Sign up for the parent carer participation joint newsletter.
News on the contract to support parent carer and children and young people's participation
Contact and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) are delighted to announce that the Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that Contact, as part of a newly formed consortium with KIDS, the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and the NNPCF, is the preferred bidder for the contract to support the strategic participation of children, young people and parent carers and that they aim to sign a contract with us within a reasonable period.
All four organisations are delighted that our consortium bid has been successful, and we are looking forward to working together over the next two years to build on our current individual support offers, learning from each other's experiences and developing new synergised approaches that further enhance both children and young people's and parent carer participation.
We are really pleased to be able to continue working with parent carer forums and are also excited to be joining forces with KIDS and CDC to share learning and expertise between parent carer participation and participation with children and young people.
We still have some details to iron out with the DfE, so for now we're not able to share all the details, and until a contract is signed, we can't publish the new application and monitoring forms, but we hope to be able to do so very soon.