Learning and events for parent carer forums in England

Upcoming Webinars


Local Area Inspections

Join us for a webinar on Monday 25th February at 12:00 Midday.

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This webinar will be led by representatives from CQC/Ofsted, DfE, and the SEND Adviser team

It provides an opportunity for Parent Carer Forums to hear more about the SEND inspection process.

Issues covered will include:

• The inspection - process, including engagement with parent carers, and outcomes

• Written Statement of Action (WSoA) - what happens where a local area is required to produce a WSoA, and the support provided

• Revisits - further detail on this process

Webinar presenters will be:

• Lea Pickerill - CQC Lead Children's Services Inspector (to be confirmed)

• Gareth Ashcroft - DfE, Lead for local authority accountability

• André Imich - DfE SEND Professional Adviser

Re-Scheduled Fundraising Webinar

Join us for this re-scheduled webinar on Wednesday 13th March at 12:00 midday.

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Raising funds - an introduction

Join us for an introduction on how to raise funds for Parent carer forums. The webinar will include:

• An overview of the potential sources of income available for forums from community events to Charitable Trusts and local authority funding

• What you need to be able to in order to secure funds including how to make the case for support

• Practical advice on how to find out who has funding you can apply for and how to go about applying for it.

• Examples of what other forums have done

We hope to be able to share some of the good practice that already exists. So, if you are a PCF that's having some success please share that with us in advance of the webinar so we can share it more widely. Just email sarah.lee@contact.org.uk or Julie.singleton@contact.org.uk or call Sarah on 01890 781468 or Julie on 07910795960.

Please note: If you are unable to attend a live webinar on the day, a recording of the webinar sessions along with relevant documents will be available the week following the webinar on our Resources page.

After registering for a webinar, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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

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.

Past webinars

You can explore our past webinars on our Resources page.

They include topics such as:

  • Building active members
  • Safeguarding for parent carer forums
  • Using social media responsibly
  • SEND Decision making and the law