Outcomes of part two of Contact/NNPCF virtual national parent carer forums’ conference

A massive thank you to everyone who joined us during our first virtual conference week in November/December 2020, and the second part of the conference in March 2021.

We are really pleased that so many of you enjoyed it and took learning back to your forums and areas. We had a massive 1,991 registrations across both parts of the conference, and a total of 1,423 attendances across all sessions, with an overall attendance rate of 71.5% which is amazing!

Recordings and resources from the webinars and presentations are below, for those who would like to revisit a session or those who were unable to attend sessions.

Monday 15 March

NNPCF AGM (Annual General Meeting) – view the recording of the session and download the presentation.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing session was not recorded however download the Mental Health and Wellbeing for parent carer forums handout.

Tuesday 16 March 2021

What needs to change in the SEND system – we all know the problems but what are the answers?  NNPCF input into the SEND review.  View the recording of the session and download the presentation.

Update on the SEND Review – with Mike Davies, Deputy Director, SEND Review Team. View the recording of the session and download the presentation.

Outcomes of part one of Contact/NNPCF virtual national parent carer forums’ conference

Monday 30 November

Introduction and welcome to the 2020 virtual Contact/NNPCF conference week. View the recording of the session.

Keynote address and Q&A with Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, member of SAGE Children’s Task and Finish Group, and Chair of the NHSE Children and Young People’s Stakeholder Council. View the recording of the session.

Keynote address and Q&A with Ray James, Head of LDA at NHS England, and Sue North, Head of Children’s LDA programme. View the recording of the session.

Wellbeing and Resilience in trying times with Karen Hoe. View the recording of the session and the presentation.

Tuesday 1 December

Developing a system of support that is fit for purpose with Huw Davies, Chief Executive, BASE. View the presentation from this Zoom session.

Keynote speech with Justin Tomlinson MP, DWP Minister. View the recording of the session.

School exclusions and managed moves – DfE roundtable/listening session/workshop with Claire Hughes, Policy Advisor for Exclusions at the DfE. View the presentation from this Zoom session.

Wednesday 2 December

The future of area SEND inspections, presented by Nick Whittaker HMI, Specialist Adviser, Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, Ofsted. View the recording of the session along with the associated presentation.

Common myths in SEND law with Wendy Rainbow, Legal Team Manager, IPSEA. View the presentation from this Zoom session.

Mental Health – what does it mean to you? Awaiting the presentation from this Zoom session.

Thursday 3 December  

Diverse Community Engagement with Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi, Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist, Diversity Trust. See the presentation from this Zoom session.

Engaging children and young people in effective decision-making, presented by Jo Carr, Senior Participation Development Officer, Council for Disabled Children, and Paul Crawte, Head of Young People’s strategy, KIDS. View the presentation from this Zoom session.

Introduction to Parent Carer Participation, presented by Ruth Hobbs, Chair of Somerset Parent Carer and Richard Jaramba, Chair of Leicester City Parent Carer Forum. View the recording of this sessionView the presentation from this session along with related recordings ‘What is a Parent Carer Forum and what do they do‘ and ‘Making a Difference: Why should I join my local Parent Carer Forum.’

Friday 4 December

Restorative practice: Removing barriers to co-production using restorative approaches with Barry Jones. View the presentation from this Zoom session.

Ministerial Keynote from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families. View the recording of this session.

Virtual Conference closing remarks and thanks. View the recording of this session.