Learning & events for forums

Our upcoming learning and events for parent carer forums, from online learning sessions to the national Contact and NNPCF conference.

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Upcoming events

Online learning sessions:

Time to Talk on the 8th of July starting at  Midday via Zoom.

Please email parent.participation@contact.org.uk ASAP if you would like to make us aware of any accessibility issues, so that we can assist your access to the session.

This session will be presented by Barry Jones from NDTI, and Time to Talk Ambassadors. Time to Talk is a three-year programme to support young people 16 to 25 with additional needs to build confidence, provide motivation and make plans for the future. The interactive session will cover:

• What the Time To Talk Programme is
• The support available
• How to request support
• Lessons being learned through the work of the programme
• Q & A

To register for the session please see the registrations details below;

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jul 8, 2022 12:00 PM London. Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdOCspjkjHtcTOk907A0u8a9uBi1Zm_4s

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

Please note if you are unable to attend on the day, a recording of the webinar session along with relevant documents will be available shortly after the webinar on our Resource Pages.

Please Join Children and Families Minister Will Quince for an exclusive webinar on the SEND Green Paper with parent carer forums taking place on Monday 11th July between 12:00 and 13:00 via Zoom.

Please email parent.participation@contact.org.uk ASAP if you would like to make us aware of any accessibility issues, so that we can assist your access to the session.

As the consultation period for the SEND Green Paper draws to a close, join us for the opportunity to hear directly from Minister Quince on what the DfE has heard so far from the consultation and outlining, in broad terms, the next steps in the process. The webinar will be hosted by the NNPCF and Contact and will be open exclusively to parent carer forums.

The Minister will be answering questions from parent carer forums – if you have a question that you would like to have put to the Minister, please e-mail it to communications@nnpcf.org.uk. We will review all the questions and ensure we cover off on the most popular topics

To register for the session please see the registrations details below;

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jul 11, 2022 12:00 PM London. Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdOCvpzkoHNX8YsAvoXf4hc3XOmqYjzxA

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

Please note if you are unable to attend on the day, a recording of the webinar session along with relevant documents will be available shortly after the webinar on our Resource Pages.

Remuneration and Employing People for Forums will be taking place on  Thursday 14th July from 1.30 to 2.30 pm  via Zoom.

Please email parent.participation@contact.org.uk ASAP if you would like to make us aware of any accessibility issues, so that we can assist your access to the session.

This interactive session will be presented by John Wilson from Community Matters and will cover:

• Good Practice when paying people
• Aspects of legislation that cover how people can be paid
• How your forums legal structure can impact on who you can pay and what you can pay people for
• Implications for forums
• What you need to consider when making decisions to pay people
• Tools and help available
• How you can ensure that people really are self employed in the eyes of HMRC and what you will have to do if you decide they are an employee.
• Q and A session

To register for the session please see the registrations details below;

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When:  Thursday 14th July from 1.30 to 2.30. Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlcuCgqTgiEtQl2MLO6Pe0KIgMtLlaG24Z

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

Please note if you are unable to attend on the day, a recording of the webinar session along with relevant documents will be available shortly after the webinar on our Resource Pages.

Details of further upcoming online learning sessions are regularly updated on this page.

New to online learning?

An online learning session is a presentation live on the internet. You will be able to hear presentations live, follow the slides and ask or 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.

Part 2 Annual Virtual Joint Conference 2021-22

Part 2 of the Joint Conference took place on 23rd and 24th March. Please see the Contact and NNPCF Virtual Joint Conference page of our website for links to recorded sessions from the conference.

Past online learning

Visit out resources page to view past online learning sessions which cover a range of topics

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