2023-24 Contact & NNPCF joint face to face Conference

We are really pleased to be able to share the initial recordings of sessions from the 2023-24 Contact & NNPCF joint face to face Conference, which took place on 29th February 2024 in Newcastle upon Tyne, including a fantastic film shoring Highlights from the day. Please see the below links to the recordings on YouTube along with the associated presentations.

Highlights from 29th February.

Welcome & introductions to the 29th February, with Sarah Clarke NNPCF Co-Chair and Carolyn Deveney, Head of Parent Carer Participation, Contact.

View the presentation from the SEND Area Inspections a year on, presented by Dr Tina Pagett, Ofsted and Louise Holland, CQC. We do not have permission to share a recording of this session.

Current and future priorities for parent carers – Anna Bird, CEO, Contact. View the presentation from the session.

Participation Matters! Kate Lovelace-Collins and Sue Mennear, Contact. View the presentation from the session.

Ministerial Keynote address from David Johnston MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Families and Wellbeing.

Session on Transitions led by Department for Education, Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Work and Pensions. View the presentation from the session.

Law Commission review of Social Care. Connor Johnston and Efa Jones, Law Commission. View the presentation from the session.

Reflective view, Tina Emery, NNPCF Co-Chair.

Contact & NNPCF Joint Virtual Conference

Working Together

We’re pleased to be able to share recordings from the November 2023 Contact & NNPCF Joint Virtual Conference which took place across 14, 15, and 16 November.

We planned the conference programme based on what forums told us in the NNPCF survey earlier this year. Of the eight sessions broadcast, five were recorded. Please see the below links to the recordings and presentations.

Conference Introduction, Minister’s keynote speech & SEND and Alternative Provision Change Programme Partnership.  A recorded keynote from David Johnston OBE MP, Minister for Children, Families and Well being follows a brief introduction to the Conference followed by: The Change Programme will run in 32 local authorities to test some of the key SEND and AP reforms set out in the Improvement Plan. This session explains how the Change Programme will work and which reforms it will be testing. Presented by: Alasdaire Duerden – Head of SEND and AP Local Implementation Unit, Local Accountability and Improvement Division.  View the recording of the session along with the presentation.

Health and SEND: Understanding Health Structures, Nationally, Regionally and Locally & Tips on Working with your ICB.  Presented by: Diana Boyd, Family Carer Advisor, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) NHS England with South West NHSE and NNPCF colleagues. View the recording of the session along with the presentation.

NNPCF AGM. Join NNPCF Co-Chairs Tina Emery and Sarah Clarke as they look to the NNPCF priorities for the coming year, 2024-25, that will form the NNPCF business plan. Listen to an update on current themes, as well as an update on what the NNPCF has done over the past year. View the recording of the session.

What can EPs do (and what are they anyway)? Description: Educational Psychologists (EPs) work with thousands of children, young people, and their families as well as the professionals who work with them. Yet most people are not sure what they do and who they are, sometimes even the people who perhaps need them most. This session provides information about the training EPs undergo and the kinds of work that they are doing around the UK. It also explores why it can be so hard to see an EP and some of the tensions facing EPs in their day-to-day work. Listen to questions and discussions around what an EP could do, as well as space to think about the difficulties that can arise in seeking to see an EP. Presented by: Dr Cath Lowther, Educational Psychologist and General Secretary of the Association of Educational Psychologists. View the recording of the session along with the presentation.

Preparing for Adulthood and transition to adult services for health and social care/supported internships. This session provides information on the Preparation for Adulthood pathways, rights and key legislation relating to transition, education and employment pathways for young people with SEND, the national Internships Work Programme and useful tools and resources to support good transitions.  Presented by: Alice McColl, Development Lead Children and Young People, NDTi, Linda Jordan Senior Adviser, NDTi and Ruth Haslam.  View the recording of the session along with the presentation and a useful links document.

2022-23 Conference Highlights film now available!

The face to face conference took place on 28th February 2023 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Bristol City Center. Many thanks to all of those who joined us in person and those who joined us via the live stream. You can now see the Conference Highlights film showing just a few high-points from the conference and our attendees.

View the Highlights film at the following link – https://youtu.be/ZIAZXk7kzOA

2022-23 Face to face conference & Live Streaming

The face to face conference included presentations from key partners including the Department for Education, Ofsted and NHS England. In addition, there was a Q&A panel and a workshop session to co-produce policy areas.

We are pleased to share recordings from the day, all available on our dedicated parent carer forum online learning from Contact YouTube account and you can also download all of the presentations from the day.

2022-23 Virtual conference

Thank you to all those who joined us at our joint virtual conference. Recordings from the day are all available on our dedicated parent carer forum online learning from Contact YouTube account