Learning and events for parent carer forums in England

SAVE THE DATE & BOOKING INFORMATION: 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

See the full booking information and FAQs which will enable forum representatives to book their place and to explore potential travel and accommodation options.

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.

A full agenda will be available 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.  For further information see the FAQ document.

Upcoming Webinars

SEND Support - what does it mean for your children

Join us for a webinar SEND Support - what does it mean for your children on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 12:00 Midday.

Register now!

The webinar will cover:

  • SEND legislation and what it means for your child.
  • The SEND process in schools - identification and support. This will go into detail about what support a school might provide, reasonable adjustments, one to one support etc.
  • How should parents be involved?
  • How is SEND funded?

Using technology to Support Forum Activity

Join us for a webinar Using technology to Support Forum Activity on Monday 8th July 2019 at 12:00 Midday

Register now!

Presented by Ruth Hobbs and Tina Emery from Somerset Parent Carer Forum, this webinar will:

  • Build your skills and confidence to use different apps, software and other technology
  • Help you to learn how other forums are maximizing their capacity by using a range of technology to work smarter - including examples from different Forums
  • Help you to save time, money and energy on some of the more mundane areas of forum administration
  • Demonstrate how this can help you run a forum that covers a wide geographical area and/or to reach Seldom Heard parent carers

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

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.

See the highlights film where you might recognise yourselves or some of your colleagues. To read more about the conference, please see our dedicated National Event page.