This web page contains recorded webinars, training videos and the latest reports on parent carer participation.

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Forums, local authorities and health partners need to work more closely than ever as the SEND reforms are implemented.

Watch this co-production video or watch the subtitled version, where forums, local authorities, health providers and commissioners share their experiences of working in co-production and how it helped them improve services.

Find out how Leeds worked in co-production [PDF] involving people at different levels when implementing the SEND reforms.

You can read more about co-production in our Parent Carer Forum Handbook [PDF].

Recorded webinars

  • Webinar recording 'Succession planning and handovers' with NNPCF Steering Group member Lara Roberts and Bonnie Arpino from Kent Parent Carer Forum. This webinar looks at developing succession plans for an effective and positive handover.
  • Webinar with Steve Broach on ' Using the law to challenge cuts to short break services [PDF].' View the presentation [PDF] associated with this session. Please note that although Local Authorities will be setting their budgets for 2015/15 in February, the content of the webinar will remain relevant both to the ways in which any proposed budget cuts are implemented and to budgets for future years, which are likely to see further proposed reductions in funding for children's services including short breaks.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - a guide to assist forums

Within the work that parent carer forums are undertaking, they may asked to sign up to a Memorandum of Understanding. Forums may particularly have been asked to do this by local Independent Support Providers, who have been tasked by their contractor to develop a Memorandum of Understanding with partners, including parent carer forums. Please see the our Memorandum of Understanding guide [PDF].


Latest reports on parent carer participation.

Learning on YouTubeSummary versions of training sessions held across the country are available on YouTube. Some of the sessions also have supporting documentation.

  • Videos on law and disabled children - Barrister Steve Broach gives the legal context on school transport, school funding, short breaks, personal budgets and direct payments, recent health developments, welfare reform, housing benefit and council tax benefit, the children and families bill for parent forums.

The Contact a Family and NNPCF parent carer participation bulletin (England)

Contact a Family and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) produce a joint information bulletin. This bulletin contains key information about the development of parent carer participation, information about key changes in England, news for local forums, the latest news from the NNPCF and opportunities for forums to participate.

Subscribe to the Contact a Family and NNPCF parent carer participation bulletin