How we support forums in England

We are the delivery partner of the Department for Education in supporting parent carer participation in England. 

In this article

Contact’s core offer for 2022-23 to parent carer forums 

Contact offers the support below to parent carer forums. 

(At the moment, our training will remain online so that cancellations will not be necessary due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  There may be a face-to-face conference later in the year if it is safe to go ahead).

Contact’s enhanced offer of support to forums experiencing challenges: 

Additional paid options: 

Learning and development 

For details of upcoming learning and development opportunities, go to the learning and events for forums page or email parent.participation@contact.org.uk.  We also have a dedicated parent carer forum YouTube channel that includes all past learning for PCF members to access.

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.  

This newsletter contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about 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. 

Download past versions of the newsletter:

Our impact

Read our latest annual review (2020-21) to find out how Contact supported parent carer forums last year, and about the impact that forums have on services in their areas. 

Read our last annual review (2019-20) to find out how Contact supported parent carer forums that year, and about the impact that forums have on services in their areas.